With the prospect of getting more resources from Washington not promising, Lty Gen. Kenneth Dahl, commanding general of the Army’s Installation Management Command (IMCOM), says he’ll push for policy changes to better support his agency’s mission.
“I don’t need more money and I don’t need more people. I need to change policies,” he said during a visit last month to the Presidio of Monterey, Calif.
One change the Army is considering is phasing out single occupancy rooms in barracks as a way to reduce costs, Dahl said. Barracks renovated to the current “1+1 standard” — private rooms with shared kitchenette and living areas — is another inefficient arrangement, reported IMCOM.
The Army’s effort to offer healthier dining options at its facilities and at outlets managed by the Army and Air Force Exchange Service will help meet the needs of today’s service members, he said.
The commander also praised the installation’s partnership with the city of Monterey, which provides maintenance support to its public works division.
“It’s a really great thing you have going here,” Dahl said during a stop at the Presidio of Monterey Services Administration, the agency operated by the city. “I’m not sure it would work everywhere. But what you have here is really special,” Dahl said.