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United States Army Installation Management Command
Country United States of America
Branch United States Army
Part ofU.S. Army Materiel Command
Garrison/HQFort Sam Houston
Motto(s)Sustain, Support, Defend
Colors   Buff and scarlet
WebsiteU.S. Army Installation Management Command
Commanding GeneralLTG Omar J. Jones IV
Deputy Commanding GeneralVacant
IMCOM Shoulder Sleeve Insignia

The United States Army Installation Management Command (IMCOM) is a support formation of the United States Army responsible for the day-to-day management of Army installations around the globe. Army garrisons are communities that provide many of the same types of services expected from any small city. IMCOM is a major subordinate command of U.S. Army Materiel Command (AMC).[1] IMCOM is headquartered at Fort Sam Houston.[2]


IMCOM was activated on 24 October 2006,[3] to reduce bureaucracy, apply a uniform business structure to manage U.S. Army installations, sustain the environment[4] and enhance the well-being of the military community.[5] It consolidated three organizations under a single command as a direct reporting unit:[6]

  1. The former Installation Management Agency (IMA)[7]
  2. The former Community and Family Support Center,[8] now called Family and MWR Programs,[9] which was formerly a subordinate command of IMCOM.
  3. The former Army Environmental Center,[10] now called the Army Environmental Command[11] (AEC), which is a subordinate command of IMCOM.[12]

Prior to IMCOM, the Army's 184 installations[13] were managed by one of 15 Major Commands. Support services varied – some provided better services, some provided worse. In September 2001, Army Secretary Thomas E. White introduced the Transformation of Installation Management (TIM),[14] formerly known as Centralized Installation Management (CIM), pledging the Army would implement better business practices and realign installation management to create a more efficient and effective corporate management structure for Army installations worldwide. On 1 Oct. 2002, the Army formed IMA as a field operating agency of the Assistant Chief of Staff for Installation Management (ACSIM) as part of an ongoing effort to realign installations.[15]

Many of the issues with the 15 major commands) holding responsibility for base support was that the structure created many inequities throughout the Army. There were no common standards, consistent services, or an acutely managed infrastructure. This created an environment where funding was often diverted from installation support to operations. Additionally, there were too many military personnel conducting garrison support operations rather than mission duties. The creation of IMCOM was a commitment to eliminate these inequities, focus on installation management and enhance the well-being of soldiers, families, and civilians.

Centralizing installation management was a culture change in the Army; working through the transfers of personnel and funding issues was difficult. In a large organizational change, IMCOM became the Army’s single agency responsible for worldwide installation management, managing 184 Army installations globally with a staff of 120,000 military, civilian and contract members across seven regions on four continents.[16]

Total Army Strong

Originally named "The Army Family Covenant" in 2007, Army leaders undertook a long-term commitment to resource and standardize critical support programs for Soldiers, their families and civilians. The covenant was focused on specific programs which commanders couldn't change. The focus was:

In 2014, the program was renamed "Total Army Strong" and commanders were given the flexibility of tailoring local programs best suit their communities.

The Army Family Covenant is the Army’s statement of commitment to provide high quality services to Soldiers – Active component or Reserve components, single or married, regardless of where they serve – and their Families.

The Installation Management Command supports the Total Army Strong[19] and provides a set of tools Soldiers and Army Families can use to locate and access the facilities and services they need.[20]

IMCOM Directorates

The directorates administered by the United States Army Installation Management Command are:

List of commanding generals

Outgoing IMCOM commander, Lt. Gen. Douglas Gabram swears in his successor, Lt. Gen. Omar Jones as commander on July 5, 2022.
No. Commanding General Term
Portrait Name Took office Left office Duration
Assistant Chief of Staff for Installation Management and
Commanding General, U.S. Army Installation Management Command
Robert Wilson
Lieutenant General
Robert Wilson
October 24, 2006[22]November 2, 20093 years, 10 days
Rick Lynch
Lieutenant General
Rick Lynch
November 2, 2009[23]November 17, 20112 years, 15 days
Michael Ferriter
Lieutenant General
Michael Ferriter
November 17, 2011[24]April 8, 20142 years, 142 days
David D. Halverson
Lieutenant General
David D. Halverson
April 8, 2014[25]November 3, 20151 year, 209 days
Commanding General, U.S. Army Installation Management Command
Kenneth R. Dahl
Lieutenant General
Kenneth R. Dahl
November 3, 2015[26]September 5, 20182 years, 306 days
Bradley Becker
Lieutenant General
Bradley Becker
September 5, 2018[27]August 15, 2019[28]344 days
Timothy McGuire
Major General
Timothy McGuire
August 15, 2019[28]June 22, 2020312 days
Douglas Gabram
Lieutenant General
Douglas Gabram
June 22, 2020[29]July 5, 20222 years, 13 days
Omar J. Jones IV
Lieutenant General
Omar J. Jones IV
July 5, 2022[30]Incumbent1 year, 145 days


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