PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, California -- The Monterey Model is moving east, reports the commanding general of Installation Management Command.

Lt. Gen. Kenneth Dahl spent Aug. 22 at the Presidio of Monterey, praising the installation's partnerships and describing the impact elsewhere in the Army.

Dahl's day began at Team Monterey, Congressman Jimmy Panetta's working group of all military organizations in Monterey County.

The CG opened the meeting with praise for PoM's partnerships and its Intergovernmental Service Agreement, encouraged more, and asked Panetta to keep promoting these in Congress.

"This is such a good model," Dahl said of the IGSA that provides infrastructure maintenance at PoM. "It is important that we focus on what we do best, and let others do what they know best. Take advantage of other people's talents. Come together and find that common ground."

Dahl's executive officer, Col. David Athey, shared his experience as the Fort Polk, Louisiana, garrison commander, and working out an IGSA for solid waste disposal and getting started on an infrastructure maintenance agreement before departing to his current job.

A barracks tour followed the Team Monterey meeting, where Dahl was shown mold and deterioration that results from the central coast's unique climate. He then attended a garrison brief headed by Lt. Col. Lawrence Brown, Presidio of Monterey commander, and followed with lunch at Belas Dining Facility with Brown and garrison staff.