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The Army News Service reports that the Installation Management Command (IMCOM) will realign as a major subordinate command under the Army Materiel Command (AMC) by March 1 in an effort to enhance readiness across Army installations, officials announced Feb. 8. IMCOM oversees the operation of garrison facilities.

“The Army is implementing aggressive reforms to free-up resources for readiness and modernization efforts and to improve overall efficiency,” said Brig. Gen. Omar Jones, the Army’s chief of public affairs. 

Headquartered at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, IMCOM was created in 2002 to integrate and deliver base support to enable readiness for a globally-responsive Army.

IMCOM’s 50,000-strong workforce will remain at their current locations, and no positions will be physically relocated or eliminated during the transition, officials said. 

AMC, a four-star command, currently performs installation support for depots, ammunition plants and other facilities.

The upcoming realignment will consolidate base operations and other similar support functions as well as leverage existing Army expertise in logistics, sustainment and services, officials said.