Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, Texas -- Installation Management Command was formally acknowledged as a major subordinate command of Army Materiel Command during an assumption of authority ceremony here March 8.
The transition establishes unity of command and effort on installations, improves the readiness of Soldiers and formations, and strengthen the well-being of Soldiers, civilians and Families.
The move, part of the Army's aggressive ongoing reforms, was effective March 1 to free up resources for readiness and modernization efforts and to improve overall efficiency.
Gen. Gus Perna is Commanding General of Army Materiel Command, based at Redstone Arsenal, Alabama.
Lt. Gen. Bradley A. Becker, IMCOM commanding general, continues to serve from Fort Sam Houston, Texas.
No military or civilian personnel moves are expected at this time due to the realignment. IMCOM has 50,000 employees worldwide.
Perna said Army installations play a vital role in establishing military might and sustaining troops, and praised IMCOM professionals for their work.
"The realm of responsibility you have is incredible," Perna said. "We are very grateful for what you have done."
Becker thanked AMC leaders for their recent support.
"There is real value in having a higher headquarters," Becker said. "We think alike, and we share a culture of service."
IMCOM is the 10th command aligned under AMC. Its realignment reinforces the Army's priority of readiness, ensuring all installations are postured to provide the best support, services and facilities.
AMC performs installation support and service functions, from management of installation power-projection platforms to installation contracting services.
This realignment consolidates base operations and other similar support functions under one command and leverages the Army's existing expertise in logistics, sustainment and services.
This effort is one of the ongoing reforms of management and headquarters to make the Army as efficient as possible and ensure the prioritization of resources to readiness and modernization.
The Army continues to focus on reform to modernize the force and increase lethality in support of multi-domain operations.