Fort McCoy News Jan. 12, 2018

IMCOM-Readiness director

makes official visit to installation

BY AIMEE MALONE
Public Affairs Staff

Installation Management Command (IMCOM)-Readiness Director Brenda Lee McCullough made her second visit to Fort McCoy on Jan. 4-5.

Cold-Weather Operations Course Instructor Bill Hamilton describes equipment used in the course with Installation Management Command (IMCOM)-Readiness Director Brenda Lee McCullough and Command Sgt. Maj. Roy L. Rocco, IMCOM-Readiness command sergeant major, on Jan. 5 at Whitetail Ridge Ski Area.
Cold-Weather Operations Course Instructor Bill Hamilton describes
equipment used in the course with Installation Management Command
(IMCOM)-Readiness Director Brenda Lee McCullough and Command Sgt.
Maj. Roy L. Rocco, IMCOM-Readiness command sergeant major, on Jan. 5
at Whitetail Ridge Ski Area.
Photo by Scott T. Sturkol


Director Patric McGuane with the Direcorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation describes operations at Whitetail Ridge Ridge Ski Area with Brenda Lee McCullough.
Director Patric McGuane with the Direcorate of Family and Morale,
Welfare and Recreation describes operations at Whitetail Ridge Ridge Ski
Area with Brenda Lee McCullough.
Photo by Scott T. Sturkol

Training Division Chief Ed Carns (right) with the Directorate of Plans, Training, Mobilization and Security explains details about cold-weather training at Fort McCoy with Brenda Lee McCollough and Command Sgt. Maj. Roy L. Rocco.
Training Division Chief Ed Carns (right) with the Directorate of Plans,
Training, Mobilization and Security explains details about cold-weather
training at Fort McCoy with Brenda Lee McCollough and Command Sgt.
Maj. Roy L. Rocco.
Photo by Scott T. Sturkol

Installation Management Command (IMCOM)-Readiness Director Brenda Lee McCullough holds a town hall meeting with the garrison workforce Jan. 4 in building 60 at Fort McCoy.
Installation Management Command (IMCOM)-Readiness Director Brenda
Lee McCullough holds a town hall meeting with the garrison workforce Jan.
4 in building 60 at Fort McCoy.
Photo by Scott T. Sturkol


Installation Management Command (IMCOM)-Readiness Director Brenda Lee McCullough holds a town hall meeting with the garrison workforce Jan. 4 in building 60 at Fort McCoy.
Installation Management Command (IMCOM)-Readiness Director Brenda
Lee McCullough holds a town hall meeting with the garrison workforce Jan.
4 in building 60 at Fort McCoy.
Photo by Scott T. Sturkol

As the director of IMCOM-Readiness, McCullough is responsible for installation management activities at 20 active- and reserve-component Army installations and joint bases — including Fort McCoy — located in 13 states and Puerto Rico.

McCullough and the IMCOM-Readiness team provide support for approximately 1.4 million service members, Family members, retirees, and civilians as well as oversight of an annual budget exceeding $2.2 billion for programs across several appropriated and nonappropriated funds, according to her biography.

McCullough was accompanied by Command Sgt. Maj. Roy L. Rocco, IMCOM-Readiness command sergeant major, during her visit to Fort McCoy.

She met with garrison and 88th Readiness Division leadership, conducted a town hall with garrison staff members, toured several areas of the installation, and attended the semiannual Installation Planning Board.

McCullough said that after her last visit, she wanted to return to Fort McCoy during winter to see how the installation dealt with the challenges of cold, icy, and snowy weather. She reviewed equipment used in the Cold-Weather Operations Course and toured Whitetail Ridge Ski Area, which hosts both winter training and recreational activities.

During the town hall, McCullough congratulated garrison staff members who'd won awards in the past year. She also conducted a question-and-answer session with staff members, allowing them to voice any concerns they had about the installation.

"I want to thank you for what you do every day," McCullough told garrison employees at the end of the town hall.

"Supporting Soldiers and their Families is a unique business," she said. "Even though you align yourselves with the (Army) Reserve …, I consider you all IMCOM, and to me, IMCOM folks are some of the best, brightest, and most creative folks we have in the Army because you get a lot done with a little bit of resources."

McCullough became the director of IMCOM-Readiness in November 2016.