IMCOM commander meets with Texas community leaders

ARLINGTON, Va. -- Members of the San Antonio Chamber of Commerce and Hispanic Chamber of Commerce visited here Feb. 28 with the general responsible for day-to-day operations of Army installations.

Lt. Gen. Mike Ferriter, commander of the U.S. Army Installation Management Command and the Assistant Chief of Staff for Installation Management, welcomed about 15 chamber members to his residence on nearby Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall.

Besides the Ferriter family, the San Antonio visitors also met with Assistant Secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy and the Environment Katherine Hammack; newly arrived IMCOM Command Sgt. Maj. Earl Rice; other IMCOM and ACSIM leaders and participants of the Army Family Action Plan conference.

The general, who took command of IMCOM last November during a ceremony on San Antonio's Fort Sam Houston, told his guests that he and his wife, Margie, look forward "to getting to know you and the wonderful people of San Antonio better while building strong, long-term relationships."

"The support your city has always shown to our Soldiers and Families," Ferriter added, "is right in line with what we also provide for the Army community, especially for those transitioning to civilian life. I truly thank you for such efforts in recognizing those who have given so much for our nation."

The Greater San Antonio Chamber of Commerce started its annual trips to the nation's capitol almost 35 years ago to thank Department of Defense officials and Congressional members for their support of military installations in the South Central Texas region. This year's visit was the first since IMCOM moved into its headquarters on Fort Sam Houston as part of the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure realignment.

"Ever since the day we learned that Military City, USA (which San Antonio is known as) would become home to IMCOM," said chamber member Mark Frye, "we have come to appreciate what a truly wonderful organization it is. We're proud to say that IMCOM is part of the San Antonio community and that San Antonio is part of the IMCOM family."


About the U.S. Army Installation Management Community:
IMCOM handles the day-to-day operations of U.S. Army installations around the globe -- We are the Army's Home. Army installations are communities that provide many of the same types of services expected from any small city. Fire, police, public works, housing, and child-care are just some of the things IMCOM does in Army communities every day. We endeavor to provide a quality of life for Soldiers, Civilians and Families commensurate with their service. Our professional workforce strives to deliver on the commitments of the Army Family Covenant, honor the sacrifices of military Families, and enable the Army Force Generation cycle.
Our Mission: Our mission is to provide Soldiers, Civilians and their Families with a quality of life commensurate with the quality of their service.
Our Vision: Army installations are the Department of Defense standard for infrastructure quality and are the provider of consistent, quality services that are a force multiplier in supported organizations' mission accomplishment, and materially enhance Soldier, Civilian and Family well-being and readiness.
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