Five installations, one from each directorate of the U.S. Army Installation Management Command, have been named IMCOM Directorates Best Garrisons for Performance Year 2020.
The winners from each directorate are:
- USAG Fort Campbell, ID-Readiness
- USAG Detroit Arsenal, ID-Sustainment
- USAG Hawaii, ID-Pacific
- USAG Fort Knox, ID-Training
- USAG Stuttgart, ID-Europe
The five winning garrisons competed against other installations within their directorate to become the “Best Garrison” for that directorate. Scoring was based on performance criteria in 13 categories: mission support, energy, quality of life, unit morale, environment, real property asset management, real property stewardship, competitive activities, communication, safety and health, security, public relations and other awards won.
USAG Fort Campbell, Kentucky, ID-Readiness
Over the past year, Fort Campbell deployed over 20,000 personnel and over 8,500 pieces of equipment to support six named and multiple training operations. With the onset of COVID-19, the garrison not only had to contend with the challenges of the pandemic locally, but also deployed 286 personnel to New York City. Sustainability is key to Fort Campbell’s success with continued reductions in energy and water use, improvements in space utilization, demolition of inefficient facilities, and cost savings through intergovernmental support agreements and contract reductions that saved over $5 million. Last year’s winner from ID-R was Fort Drum.
USAG Detroit Arsenal, Michigan, ID-Sustainment
In a challenging economic climate, the Detroit Arsenal uses innovation, communication and partnerships to stay competitive and expand its influence. The garrison's flexible and adaptive leadership is the key to its workforce's success. Investing in the installation workforce with individual and group recognition, fostering self-development training, and recognizing family is critical to mission readiness for the Army’s future. An often-quoted phrase by garrison leadership is, "Take care of your employees, and they will take care of your customers," is at the core of what the arsenal does. Last year’s winner from ID-S was USAG Rock Island Arsenal.
USAG Hawaii, ID-Pacific
USAG Hawaii was named the Pacific directorate’s best garrison for the second consecutive year. The garrison espouses the Army’s “triple bottom line of sustainability” by investing $13 million annually into aligning the Army’s mission, community relations and environmental responsibility. The USAG-HI knowledge management platform made up of people, processes and technology ensures information is disseminated on its internal and public-facing information platforms, amplified on social media, and executed in working groups and community relationship-building forums that involve senior leaders and permeate throughout the organizational hierarchy.
USAG Fort Knox, Kentucky, ID-Training
Fort Knox’s strategic efforts focus on delivering and integrating base support to enable training, force projection, and Soldier and Family readiness with a vision to be the Army’s premier installation to live on, work at, deploy from, and come home to. Fort Knox is the Army’s first “energy independent” installation and is capable of self-sustaining installation requirements for electricity, water, sewer and natural gas capacity without off-post installation utility support. The garrison also has implemented best practices and innovative programs to provide workforce opportunities for personal and professional growth. Last year’s winner from ID-T was Fort Huachuca.
USAG Stuttgart, Germany, ID-Europe
Leaders at USAG Stuttgart use Installation Status Report data to benchmark product and service delivery and make adjustments. This allows the garrison to effectively deliver all products and services not just on time, but early; and not just to required levels, but to the maximum extent possible. The garrison continuously strives to support and sustain mission-ready combat forces, to enhance resiliency and well-being, to provide a quality work and living environment for service members and their Families, and to employ best practices to exceed customer expectations and mission requirements. Last year’s winner from ID-E was USAG Rheinland-Pfalz.
With a global footprint encompassing 97 installations, 55,000 professionals and an $11 billion annual budget, IMCOM comprises five directorates: three based on mission and two on geography.