by Neal R. MacCallum, Director
of Business Services
Significant and far-reaching changes in installation management
doctrine and command and control will be the result of several ongoing
initiatives at higher headquarters and Department of the Army (DA).
These initiatives include:
of Army Information Management.
of Army Contracting.
Army Reserve consolidation of commandwide support functions and
of Installation Management.
The transformation of Army Information Management will ensure
consistent guidance and direction throughout the Army.
Implementation of the Network Enterprise Technology Command
(NETCOM) concept will establish a single authority to operate and
manage the Army's infostructure.
In addition, installation information management organizations
ultimately may be transferred to the command and control of NETCOM.
The creation of the Army Contracting Agency (ACA) and its
assumption of command and control of the Fort McCoy contracting
office, which is anticipated to occur during fiscal year 2003, also
will result in a tenant organization providing critical support to the
The transfer of command and control of Fort McCoy's Civilian
Personnel Advisory Center (CPAC) and Equal Employment Opportunity
Office (EEOO) to the Headquarters, U.S. Army Reserve Command (USARC)
May 22, 2002 changed support relationships within Fort McCoy
These initiatives will be implemented concurrently with the
establishment of the Installation Management Agency (IMA) and its four
continental United States (CONUS) regions, which are designed to
provide command and control over the Army's installation structure.
Fort McCoy's realignment to the Northwest Region of the agency
will sever command and control relationships with the USARC and the
U.S. Army Forces Command. These
changes will be followed immediately by the data collection efforts
associated with legislatively mandated base realignment and closure
activities in 2005.
All of these changes are beyond the control of Army
installations, and the installation environment will require several
years to stabilize. All
levels of the organization will probe the operating environment for
what works and what does not, document changes in doctrine, develop
relationships and agreements between organizations, and identify,
document and stabilize resource streams.
This almost certainly will occur in the context of an
increasing operational tempo, new mission assignments, and declining
This article will address the topics of Transformation of
Installation Management (TIM) and the USARC consolidation of the CPAC
and EEOO functions. A
follow-on article in the Sept. 27 issue of the Triad will address the
Transformation of Army Information Management and the consolidation of
The objective of the TIM is to better support Army Readiness
and Transformation efforts by providing consistency and predictability
for soldiers, their families, and the civilian work force through
implementation of Armywide standards for installation management and
base support services; and by using base support and base operations
funding more efficiently by building a corporate structure focused on
installation management, directly funding and executing installation
programs eliminating migration of funds, and achieving regional
The intent is to create, by Oct. 1 one Army organization that
manages and controls mission support and base support areas common to
Examples include engineering, housing, environment, safety,
resource management, information management, logistics, military and
civilian personnel, range operations, community and family services,
base closure, law enforcement/force protection, and privatization.
Also included are garrison activities currently identified as
staff activities, such as religious services, legal services, public
affairs, internal review, inspections, Equal Employment Opportunity,
and internal operations. The projected scope of affected resources (FY04) is $8.7
billion and 74,000 personnel (appropriated fund and non-appropriated
fund) based upon what is currently identified in installation
management financial accounts.
The DA will establish the IMA as a Field Operating Agency (FOA)
of the DA Assistant Chief of Staff for Installation Management (ACSIM).
A major general and senior executive service deputy will manage it.
The IMA will be a single hierarchical organization consisting
of Headquarters, IMA (HQ IMA); seven regional offices (ROs); garrison
commands at each active-component Army installation; and IM Army
Reserve Office (IM-ARO). They will perform as a unified Army staff to manage
The following is a brief overview of the purpose of each
HQ IMA: The
HQ IMA will be located at DA Headquarters. The agency will accomplish integrated program execution of
installation management related policies, plans, and programs as
developed and promulgated by the Army staff.
It will direct and oversee regional program execution.
The primary HQ IMA functions are to:
fund the garrisons; disseminate planning, programming and
budgeting guidance as prepared by the Army staff; develop operational
plans & Armywide standards; seek Armywide installation management
initiatives and standardize implementation of those initiatives. The HQ IMA, in coordination with the Assistant Secretary of
the Army for Installations and Environment (ASA (I&E)), also
provides liaison with Congress as needed, and serves as Executive
Secretary for the Installation Management Board Of Directors (IMBOD).
Regional Offices (ROs):
Seven geographically based offices, each managed by a senior
executive service/general officer regional director, will report to
the HQ IMA. ROs will be
located in Korea (KORO), Europe (EURO), Pacific (PARO), Northeast
(NERO), Southeast (SERO), Northwest (NWRO), and Southwest (SWRO).
The ROs will implement, direct, and oversee program and policy
execution. ROs will
support garrisons by enforcing Armywide standards and ensuring equity
among installations, adopting best business practices, identifying and
tracking performance metrics, optimizing use of technology,
identifying and implementing regional efficiencies and partnerships,
serving as an interface with major commands (MACOMs) and other
services/agencies, and supporting the ASA
(I&E) in liaison with congressional delegations as needed.
Garrison commands: Each
Army installation will have a garrison command reporting to its
geographic RO. The
garrison command supports and enables mission commanders by providing
the full range of installation- and base-support services to all local
units, tenants and customers.
Garrison commands are responsible for local program execution,
implementing and managing to Armywide standards, and maintaining real
property. The Army has
upgraded its strategic mobility infrastructure to speed deployment.
This work must now be continued by maintaining those
facilities, adapting them to changing requirements and linking units
and all their support bases in order to provide continuous power
U.S. Army Installation Management - Army Reserve Office:
The Army Reserve will integrate within the new TIM structure
through the creation of the IM-ARO.
The IM-ARO will operate within the ACSIM's HQ IMA FOA as a
hybrid office, working at the level of the ACSIM's HQ IMA, as well as
an equivalent to the IMA regional directorates, dependent upon
The IM-ARO will support Regional Support Commands (RSCs) and
Army Reserve installations by enforcing Army Reserve-wide standards
and ensuring equity among RSCs and Army Reserve installations,
adopting best business practices, identifying and tracking performance
metrics, optimizing use of technology; identifying and implementing
regional efficiencies and partnerships, interfacing with MACOMs and
other services/agencies and supporting the ASA (I&E) in liaison
with congressional delegations as needed.
Army installation "ownership" for all installations
will transfer from functional MACOMs to the IMA effective Oct. 1.
All installation management accountability and reporting will
be through the IMA regions. Regional
directors will be rated by the HQ IMA director and senior-rated by the
ACSIM. Garrisons work for
the region headquarters and, therefore, garrison commanders will be
rated by regional directors, and senior-rated by the senior mission
commander on the installation. This
rating scheme will link senior mission commanders to the base support
process and ensure mission support needs are met.
Strategic direction from MACOMs and senior leadership will be
provided through the IMBOD.
Reserve CPAC, EEOO
HQ USARC directed the transfer of command and control of the
Fort McCoy CPAC and EEOO from Fort McCoy to HQ, USARC May 22.
The offices were subsequently renamed the Army Reserve CPAC and
the Army Reserve EEOO.
Changes for EEOO were almost immediate since it was
organizationally separate as a special staff office under the Command
Group, Fort McCoy. Fort
McCoy and the CPAC acted expeditiously to separate Civilian Personnel,
Housing and Morale, Welfare and Recreation functions imbedded in the
Directorate of Human Resources and Community Services.
Final separation occurred on July 1 with the creation of the
Directorate of Community Activities.
Both the CPAC and EEOO remain on Fort McCoy as tenant
activities. They provide civilian personnel and equal employment
opportunity services to Fort McCoy in accordance with the Fort McCoy
Standard Levels of Support Catalog of Services, dated January 2002.
Fort McCoy provides base operations support to the two
organizations in accordance with the same document.
The Director, CPAC and the EEO Officer are rated by the Chief
Executive Officer, USARC and senior rated by the Commanding General,