Management Command will realign the boundaries of its three U.S.
regions July 1, moving 13 states and their 11 installations of various
sizes from the West Region to Northeast and Southeast regions.
The rebalancing refines realignment actions carried out under
the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure law that consolidated the
Northwest and Southwest regions in 2006.
The combined West Region became very large, taxing region staff
to adequately oversee all its far-flung installations.
With this move, installations including Fort Leonard Wood, Mo.,
and Fort McCoy, Wis., move to Northeast, while Fort Polk, La., and
Pine Bluff Arsenal, Ark., move under the Southeast. Fort Dix, N.J.,
also is a member of the Northeast Region.
IMCOM has six regions worldwide. The Northeast, Southeast and
West regions are in the continental United States. The realignment of
the states within these three regions will increase effectiveness and
efficiency of regional resources, IMCOM officials said.
"With the current structure, the director of Installation
Management Command in the West Region, Randy (J. Randall) Robinson,
and his staff are responsible for installations in 27 states ranging
from as far east as Ohio to the West Coast," said Maj. Gen. John
Macdonald, IMCOM deputy commander.
"After the regional boundaries shift, the (West Region)
staff will spend less time traveling across the country, and more time
with commanders stationed within borders comparable to the other
continental United States regions," Macdonald said.
Another part of the regional rebalance is development of a
National Capital Region District that will be commanded by Brig. Gen.
Dennis Rogers. Rogers is the deputy director of operations and
facilities at Headquarters Installation Management Command in
In preparation for the relocation of the Headquarters
Installation Management Command to San Antonio, Texas, in 2011, the
new district will remain and operate out of Washington, D.C., area
Current Northeast Regions installations Fort Meade, Md., Fort
Belvoir, Va., Fort Myer, Va., and Fort McNair, Washington, D.C., will
shift under Rogers' command as part of the National Capital Region
District on July 1.
This continental U.S. regional rebalance distributes the major
installations to nine in the West, 10 in the Southeast and seven in
These actions are part of the Army's strategy to complete Base
Realignment and Closure and other stationing actions by September
A map of the regional rebalance alignment is available at the
Web site http://www.army.mil/-news/2008/06/09/9772-imcom-realigns-us-regions-creates-national-capital-area-district
(Submitted by Installation Management
Command Public Affairs Office.)