Local

April 19, 2012

IMCOM and FORSCOM ROC Drill: Teamwork and Collaboration Ensure Mission Accomplishment

Tags:
By U.S. Army Installation Management Command
Photo by U.S. Army
Lt. Gen. Mike Ferriter, Installation Management commander, Col. Roger Shuck, Fort Polk Garrison commander, and Lt. Gen. Howard Bromberg, Forces Command deputy commander and chief of staff, talk during a rehearsal of concept drill at Fort Polk, La., April 12.

FORT POLK, La. — Senior leaders from the Installation Management Command and Forces Command met with commanders from Fort Irwin, Calif., and Fort Polk, La., April 12 to discuss the delivery of readiness and family and installation services. The overall concept was to openly discuss current installation funding, delivery of services and a way ahead.

The meeting, held at Fort Polk, was co-hosted by LTG Mike Ferriter (IMCOM commander and assistant chief of staff for Installation Management) and LTG Howard B. Bromberg (FORSCOM deputy commanding general and chief of staff). In-depth review and follow-on discussions — a rehearsal of concept drill — allowed stakeholders to develop a shared understanding of the mission and commanders’ intent, address challenges and collaborate on solutions.

In the first of three planned ROC drills between FORSCOM and IMCOM, senior leaders covered the 2012-2014 budgets and resources of the two representative installations: Fort Polk, the home of the Army’s Joint Readiness Training Center, and Fort Irwin, the location of the National Training Center. Two follow-on ROC drills will be held at Fort Stewart, Ga., and Fort Hood, Texas.

Combining lessons learned with collaboration between the two Army commands is of paramount importance to successfully support the mission and the Soldiers who carry it out, said Ferriter. “We have learned from our experiences in Afghanistan and Iraq. It is only by working together with our cards facing out, in the spirit of transparency, that we can develop a shared understanding of the impacts of Army resource reductions. Together we can prioritize the most important support services and determine how to support our most pressing needs,” he said.

The central question driving the ROC drill: What IMCOM programs and services are absolutely essential to mission readiness and quality of life? Involving senior leaders from every echelon of the participating commands helps outline the complexity of those issues. The bottom line, said Army officials, is that installations will continue to provide the quality infrastructure and healthy environment that Soldiers, Families and civilians need to train, work and live.

Bromberg emphasized the importance of teamwork in facing challenges and finding solutions.

“Forces Command is committed to this effort and the follow-on sessions at Fort Stewart and Fort Hood. When resources decline, an organization usually does one of two things: Turns in to itself, trying to solve the problem alone, sometimes becoming irrelevant – or faces out, partners with other stakeholders so everybody succeeds,” he said.

In closing, Ferriter reminded participants that the Secretary of the Army and Chief of Staff of the Army offer their full support to Family programs, Soldiers and unit readiness. “The Army can change methods and tighten processes while still delivering essential family and Soldier programs. Great work, team!”




All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.


 
 

 
Jason Miller

Commissary awards scholarship

Jason Miller From left: Stephen MacAfee, S & K Sales associate; Qahir Abdur-Rahman, Fort Irwin Commissary store director; Alex Nguyen, scholarship recipient; Michele Nguyen, Alex’s mom and; Command Sgt. Maj. Jerry Nguyen...
 
 

Get a refund for gasoline taxes

The California gasoline tax refund could save you hundreds of dollars every year. In order to maintain California’s many highways, the state taxes every gallon of fuel that you put into your car (even gas purchased on post). This is reasonable, because we all know what it is like to drive on poorly maintained roads,...
 
 

Notarial services available here

Have you ever needed to get something notarized or get a certified copy of a document? This article is intended to clear up any misconceptions about what can be notarized or certified at the Fort Irwin Legal Assistance Office. It is important to understand that there are two types of notaries in the Legal Assistance...
 

 
LTCTomsett

Dental unit welcomes new commander

Commander of Fort Irwin Dental Clinic Command, Lt. Col. Kelley Tomsett, speaks at her change of command ceremony, July 7. Dental Clinic Command received a new leader during a change of command ceremony here, July 7. Lt. Col. Ke...
 
 
DSC_5908

Brotherhood of professionals protecting lives, property

Fort Irwin Fire Department personnel heeding the call to assist in the Lake Fire: Wayne Van Luven, engineer, who has served here 23 years; Eddie Plaxton, firefighter, who has served here nine years; Capt. Rhett Warsaw, captain ...
 
 
DSC_7337

ACS serving Soldiers, Families for 50 years

Cutting the Army Community Service birthday cake: ACS Director Kevin Ware, Mrs. Leann Martin, FMWR Director Sonia Betancourt and Fort Irwin U.S. Army Garrison Commander Col. Scott Taylor. Fort Irwin celebrated the 50th year of ...
 




0 Comments


Be the first to comment!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>