Department of the Army, Deputy Chief of Staff, G-9

Monday, September 30, 2019

What is it?

Headquarters, Department of the Army Deputy Chief of Staff, G-9, formerly known as the Assistant Chief of Staff for Installation Management, serves as a principal military adviser to the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy and Environment, and the Chief of Staff of the Army on all installation matters, such as:

  • Housing
  • Military construction and infrastructure investment
  • Installation environmental management and stewardship
  • Energy and water security
  • Installation resilience and sustainability

The G-9 advises the Assistant Secretary of the Army Manpower and Reserve Affairs on Soldier and Family Quality of Life, including child care and spouse employment, and the Assistant Secretary of the Army Financial Management and Comptroller on nonappropriated fund management.

What are the current and past efforts of the Army?

Establishment of the DCS, G-9, reaffirms the Army's commitment to retaining a three-star Army staff officer in the Pentagon dedicated to overseeing the varied and complex installation portfolio. The re-titling from assistant to deputy chief of staff better aligns the position's title with its corresponding three-star rank. The duties of the G-9 outlined in General Order 1 will remain the same.

This transformation to the DCS, G-9 helps to:

  • Review opportunities to reorganize for cutting edge support for the priority focus on people, modernization, readiness and reform.
  • Modernize Army installations at pace with weapons systems reforming industrial age processes for the information age.
  • Enhance the Army's installation reform initiative that began on March 1, 2019 with the re-alignment of the U.S. Army Installation Management Command as a major subordinate command of Army Materiel Command (AMC).
  • Support installation readiness.
  • Synchronize and enhance strategic support area oversight with AMC.

What continued efforts does the Army have planned?

The establishment of the DCS, G-9 provides further opportunities to restructure and realign processes to emphasize support of people, modernization, readiness, and reform. This transition will also enable stronger focus on emerging threats and cyber-enabled risks to installations in the strategic support area of multi-domain operations.

Why is this important to the Army?

Installations serve as the Army's foundation supporting the number one priority of People while enabling Total Army readiness, modernization, and reform on installations. Installations enable the Army to maintain a high quality of life for Soldiers and Families. The Deputy Chief of Staff, G-9 supports installations by synchronizing programs and championing resource requirements for infrastructure and installation services.

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