More than 200 leaders from 80 Army garrisons worldwide converged in San Antonio for the annual Installation Management Command Garrison Command Team Conference.
The conference was hosted by Lt. Gen. Omar Jones, IMCOM commanding general. “This is your conference,“ he said to the group, encouraging the senior leaders to actively participate in the conference to share their ideas, best practices and lessons learned to improve the global command overall.
Jones joined garrison commanders and command sergeants major in diving deep into IMCOM’s core competencies and how their military and civilian teammates work together to improve the lives of the Army People. The group participated in presentations and discussions about various topics like countering mold in Army facilities, fielding a fleet of electric vehicles and charging stations, investing in and maintaining Army infrastructure, creating more opportunities for spouse employment, and enhancing Family and Moral, Welfare and Recreation programs. Regardless of the topic, Jones continually reiterated that everything garrison commanders and their teams of professionals do is in direct support of their installation’s senior commander priorities.
Jones kicked off the conference with a ceremony recognizing the 2021 and 2022 IMCOM Stalwart Award winners. The Stalwart Award was approved by the Secretary of the Army in 2003 to recognize IMCOM individuals who have demonstrated the highest standards of performance and significantly contributed to the command's success and responsibilities. These are IMCOM’s best and brightest.
Throughout the three-day conference, the consistent theme was taking care of people – from 60,000 IMCOM professionals around the globe to the Army’s Soldiers, Civilians, Family members and communities surrounding Army installations.
Command Sgt. Maj. Jason Copeland, IMCOM command sergeant major, agreed, and went on to further inspire the command teams to be engaged in the communities where they live and work.
“What we do can be measured when we leave our offices,” he said. “Seeing life be better in the community is proof we are doing a good job.”
This taking care of people and Army communities is the driving force behind IMCOM’s motto: “We Are the Army’s Home!”