By AMC for STAND-TO!May 16, 2011
BRAC 2005 Recommended Relocation of U.S. Army Materiel Command
What is it'
On July 17, 2011, Headquarters, U.S. Army Materiel Command will complete its Base Realignment and Closure Commission (BRAC) directed transfer from Fort Belvoir, Va., to Redstone Arsenal, Ala. This marks the end of AMC's nearly 50-year presence in the National Capital Region.
AMC set the conditions for success years ago, ensuring this move is transparent to its customers and stakeholders. Although HQ AMC is leaving the NCR, the command will continue to conduct global operations ensuring continuous, uninterrupted support to Army, Joint, Department of Defense, multinational, and interagency partners.
What has the Army done'
AMC is leveraging the relocation to transform the headquarters and adapt a fundamentally different way of doing business. A new operations center and new business processes will optimize the Globally Networked Materiel Enterprise to meet the needs of the nation in a complex and challenging environment. This will also help achieve fiscal efficiencies as we realign resources in the new global reality.
HQ AMC employees will move into a newly-constructed state-of-the-art facility beginning in mid-June 2011 and by August, more than 1,300 positions will be located at Redstone Arsenal, Ala. During this transition, AMC will continue its mission of developing, delivering and sustaining materiel to ensure a dominant joint force for the U.S. and our allies. This will ensure America's warfighters have the decisive edge.
The HQ AMC relocation consolidates the command's footprint and gains efficiencies by creating "logistical centers of gravity" at four locations to include Redstone Arsenal, Ala., Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., Rock Island Arsenal, Ill., and Warren, Mich.
Why is it important to the Army'
Throughout this significant and complex BRAC process, AMC has remained focused on taking care of its employees and their families while simultaneously ensuring continuity of operations and seamless war-time and contingency operations support to Soldiers around the globe with no drop in mission throughout the process.
What does the Army have planned for the future'
The 2005 BRAC's recommendations affect one in every six AMC employees across the command -- approximately 11,000 people in 25 states.
Information Paper: Base Realignment and Closure Program (BRAC)
U.S. Army Materiel Command
AMC BRAC website
Secretary of Defense Recommendation