|Garrison Commander Col. David E. Chesser recently
hosted two town hall meetings to provide the garrison work force with
information about the outcomes of Fort McCoy’s recently concluded
strategic-planning process, to discuss the purpose of and the
performance requirements associated with the Installation Management
Command (IMCOM) Installation Management Campaign Plan (IMCP), and to
preview the upcoming Army Communities of Excellence (ACOE)/Campaign Plan
Self Assessment. A total of nearly 400 personnel attended the two
sessions held Aug. 11.
Garrison Commander Col. David E.
Chesser communicates to the garrison work force the importance
of Fort McCoy’s strategic-planning efforts and the IMCOM
Installation Management Campaign Plan.
(Photo by Allan Harding)
Chesser said it was critical for this award-winning garrison work
force to understand the importance of the mature and effective
management systems the garrison has in place, and how these systems are
used to enable the efficient execution of the garrison’s assigned
Chesser provided several examples of how the Fort McCoy strategic
planning process directly has contributed to realizing many of the
modernization improvements that are occurring throughout the
installation today. The 90-minute town hall sessions provided the
opportunity for the Command Group to discuss with the work force how
these locally developed planning and management systems are used to
ensure Fort McCoy’s long-term survivability and mission relevance.
The recently released Fort McCoy Strategic Plan sets forth an
organizational direction for the next five years (2011-2015) and
documents the garrison’s mission, vision, motto, strategic objectives,
command imperatives, organization competencies, organization beliefs,
and values. This Strategic Planning System is one of four components
that comprise Fort McCoy’s Installation Management System; the others
are the garrison’s Customer Management System, Process Management System
and Performance Review System. Collectively, these systems provide an
operating framework through which personnel at all organizational levels
— enterprise, business and operational — plan, manage, review and
improve mission support activities.
The IMCP, which debuted in the spring, provides the guidance that
defines the role each Soldier, Family member, and civilian throughout
IMCOM has in supporting the warrior now and in the future. The plan
communicates the imperatives of IMCOM Commanding General Lt. Gen. Rick
Lynch through six Lines of Effort (LOEs), identifies performance
expectations defined as Keys to Success, and provides the associated
Assessment Metrics to be used as operating evaluation factors.
Chesser explained the requirements of both the Fort McCoy Strategic Plan
and the IMCP have been thoroughly reviewed, aligned and integrated, and
a comprehensive series of action plans have been put in place to achieve
Fort McCoy’s strategic vision and fulfill the requirements of the IMCOM
IMCP. Accomplishment of these action plans will be monitored using the
garrison’s Performance Review System, the Senior Management Board, and
the Installation Planning Board.
Regarding the upcoming ACOE competition, the garrison senior staff will
be responsible for preparing a Garrison Profile, which is a written
narrative that highlights the initiatives taken to implement the IMCP,
describes Fort McCoy’s Installation Management System and its component
elements, and outlines Fort McCoy’s successes with regard to
organizational improvement. Once this profile has been submitted,
garrison employees randomly selected via the ACOE review process will be
asked to complete an online self-assessment questionnaire designed to
validate the information presented in the profile.
Responses also will validate the understanding the garrison work force
has of the Fort McCoy Installation Management System, the IMCP and the
effectiveness by which these initiatives have been implemented.
Chesser emphasized the importance of work force participation in the
self-assessment process, and urged everyone who receives a survey to
take the time necessary to complete the online assessment. This
assessment is viewed and used as a critical tool in the garrison’s quest
for continuous improvement.
Further information regarding this year’s ACOE process will be provided
when IMCOM has finalized the deployment schedule. The Plans, Analysis
and Integration Office is the garrison staff office responsible for
coordinating ACOE program activities.
Copies of Fort McCoy’s “Our Plan For Success,” the IMCP, and the town
hall briefing slides are available for viewing on the Fort McCoy
The complete town hall briefing will be televised on Fort McCoy’s
Command Channel, FMC-TV6, and DVD copies are available to organizations
by contacting the Directorate of Plans, Training, Mobilization and
Security Multimedia/Visual Information Branch at 608-388-4520.