IMCOM-Training director gets to know Fort Knox

By Savannah BairdApril 17, 2024

IMCOM-Training Director Bill Kidd converses with Directorate of Emergency Services personnel at Fort Knox, Kentucky April 17, 2024. Kidd was joined by Command Sgt. Maj. Timothy Speichert as they toured the installation, meeting with Garrison directors and personnel to learn how to better support the installation.
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Sgt. 1st Class Mario Galloway, Directorate of Emergency Services provost sergeant, welcomes IMCOM-Training Director Bill Kidd to Fire Station #1 at Fort Knox, Kentucky April 17, 2024. Kidd was joined by Command Sgt. Maj. Timothy Speichert as they toured the installation, meeting with Garrison personnel.
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Tim Golblirsch, Fort Knox Administrative Law Chief, stands to speak at a town hall Q&A segment at Fort Knox, Kentucky April 17, 2024.
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FORT KNOX, Ky. — “Sgt. Maj. Speichert and I are both relatively new to the IMCOM Training Directorate, and so our first and foremost thing was to go out and meet the people that are doing the work and get eyes on each of the installations, and that includes Fort Knox here,” said IMCOM-Training Director Bill Kidd.

Kidd and Command Sgt. Maj. Timothy Speichert took time this week to visit garrisons under the directorate to meet the workforce and learn more about their needs.

“As we go around, part of it is seeing, the other is listening,” said Kidd. “We’re not really carrying too many messages around; we’re really trying to gain insight from the folks out here that work so hard to support the installation.”

Escorted by the Fort Knox Garrison Command team, they scheduled visits to multiple locations on post, including Waybur Theater for a town hall, Houston Bowling Center, and Fire Station #1. Kidd and Speichert also took an aerial tour of the installation.

For Speichert, the aerial tour was a highlight of the visit. “Although I’m familiar with post, it’s always good to get that bird’s eye view and really see what post looks like,” he said.

During their visit, they said they were glad to see a strong relationship among the Garrison Command team, mission partners and other command teams. Speichert said that factor allows them to focus their time elsewhere, namely to listen to the needs of the people.

“The diversity of the missions here, unlike some installations that are very focused on Forces Command or Army Materiel Command, you have virtually every conceivable organization on the installation, all needing support from the Garrison,” said Kidd. “I’m really happy to see how all the Garrison team has pitched in, recognizing they have resource challenges and how they’ve worked so hard to overcome some of these things to deliver services to our customers and constituents here and create a really great environment for all the Soldiers and Families and civilians here on the installation.”