Fort Huachuca, AZ - The Installation Management Command has the best
workforce we have seen in each of our 30-plus years of service. At every
installation, base and depot we visit, we are impressed by the spirit, energy
and teamwork exhibited by the IMCOM team.

We are just as inspired by the dedicated professionals in the IMCOM and
region headquarters, who oversee operations that stretch around the globe
from Japan and Korea, across the continental United States, to Europe, and
even into bases in Afghanistan. Simply said, no one touches our Soldiers,
our Army Families and our civilian workforce and retirees like we do-every

In August, we marked the 10th anniversary of the installation management
team-first IMA and then IMCOM. That means we have experienced 10 years of
evolution in our mission, our workforce and our methods of installation
service delivery.

Those who have been with the organization all or most of that time know it
has been a constant learning experience in a business with really high
stakes-the quality of life of our all-volunteer force. Sustaining such a
high quality force relies heavily on us, the installation management
professionals, succeeding in our mission.

The installation management team has performed magnificently this year, just
as it has in past years. Our ability to deliver services every day ensures
our Soldiers and Families know we care about them and appreciate their

The entire Army is now affected by force and funding reductions. This means
IMCOM will also reshape and reduce in size. This past year we accomplished
all of our mandated reductions through voluntary actions. We also retrained
and reassigned people within our IMCOM team to allow for personal growth and
to keep our team together.

Even as we reduced our numbers, we approved for hire almost 2,000 positions
across IMCOM. In fact, many of these are vacant and I invite you to the
IMCOM Enterprise Placement Program to see what is there and if there is a
position that interests you.

Our workforce development is second to none. Our IMCOM Academy,
developmental assignments, the mentor program, career program 29, and
schools such as the Civilian Education System and the senior service
colleges are providing immediate and positive return on investment in
shaping our team for the future.

As we move into the year ahead, my goal is to create even more certainty for
you. I want IMCOM leaders at every level to increase communication to build
understanding and certainty for our team. We're getting ready for the next
10 years of world-class installation services, so we need to get it right

To all of our great civilians: thank you for your dedicated service. Have a
super weekend a great week ahead.

Army Strong!
Support and Defend

LTG Mike Ferriter
CSM Earl Rice