Maj. Gen. Bradley Spacy on Friday took command of the Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center (AFIMSC), the agency responsible for consolidating installation management functions across the service.
Spacy replaces Maj. Gen. Theresa Carter, who is retiring after 31 years of service. Carter had led the center since it was formally established in April 2015. Spacy joined the organization last July as its director of expeditionary support, reported AFIMSC Public Affairs.
At the ceremony, Gen. Ellen Pawlikowski, commander of Air Force Materiel Command, said she is confident in Spacy’s leadership to further develop the AFIMSC’s capability because he’s spent his entire career providing combat support.
“I know you have the right background and I’m looking forward to continuing to work with this team to support our Air Force in providing agile combat support,” Pawlikowski said. “Under your leadership, I know you’ll make this organization even better.”
In less than a year’s time, the AFIMSC team has demonstrated it can provide full-spectrum, enterprise-wide, integrated combat support, Spacy said.
“But the real work is just starting,” he added. “We’ve got to take this to the next level and the next level to create capability … and help change the way we fight the war to keep America safe.
“I know we can do it. It’s going to take hard work. Lisa and I will be there with you every step of the way … and it’s going to be a lot of fun,” Spacy concluded.
AFIMSC supports 77 Air Force installations, nine major commands and two direct reporting units with an annual budget of $10 billion. The center integrates and executes more than 150 mission capabilities in the areas of civil engineering, base communications, ministry programs, financial management, logistics readiness, operational acquisition, security forces, and airmen and family services. The organization is a unit of Air Force Materiel Command.