ANNISTON ARMY DEPOT, Ala... Leaders of the Installation Management Command, Sustainment Directorate spent Dec. 8-10 with Anniston Army Depot leaders to discuss an imminent transfer of garrison operations. The transfer consists of Base Operations Support from the Tank-automotive & Armaments Command to IMCOM and is scheduled to take place in April 2021.

IMCOM provides base support to enable readiness for a globally responsible Army. The command wants to ensure support to the senior commanders by providing quality, standardized and efficient installation management operations and services assigned to impacted installations.

“In a nutshell, we are here to provide unity so the depot is laser focused on its mission while IMCOM will focus on base operations,” said Davis

Ralph Mange, a DPW maintenance mechanic, caulks a doorframe in the Headquarters' building.
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Tindoll, director of IMCOM Sustainment Directorate.

The core competencies involve the services and infrastructure enterprise, including real property inventory, roads and grounds, utilities, environmental, security, transportation and morale, welfare and recreation.

A garrison manager will oversee base operations primarily consisting of the directorates of Public Works, Emergency Services, Risk Management, and Family Morale, Welfare and Recreation.

“You won’t see a lot of changes, it will be pretty transparent,” Davis added. “We look forward to becoming a member of the team which makes us more efficient and effective.”

Earlier this year, ANAD was identified as a critical infrastructure industry, as defined by the Department of Homeland Security.  Comprised of over 15,000 acres and a total population of over 4,000 personnel, the depot’s primary mission is the repair and refurbishment of combat vehicles, small arms weapons, components, artillery, and locomotives “We are a unique organism, our dedicated workforce is multi-faceted, said depot commander Col. Marvin Walker. “Even with the challenges associated with the pandemic, it has been standard business for our workforce.”

ANAD was one of four Army Materiel Command installations to participate in an IMCOM study or 18-month pilot program from 2010 to 2012.

Since then, IMCOM was realigned to the Army Materiel Command as a major subordinate command. This move improves how the Army integrates and delivers base support, services and facilities to enhance readiness and the well-being of Soldiers, families and civilians.

Eventually, all of TACOM’s depots and arsenals base operating services, to include Red River Army Depot, Watervliet Arsenal and Sierra Army Depot will transfer to IMCOM, which will ensure the prioritization of resources to readiness and modernization.