Air Force Establishes Provisional Installation Support Center at JB Andrews

The Air Force on Friday will stand up a provisional version of the Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center, the new organization that will consolidate policy and oversight of installation and mission support activities now performed at 10 major commands and two direct reporting unit staffs.

The center’s temporary headquarters will be at Joint Base Andrews, Md., with Maj. Gen. Theresa Carter as its provisional commander, officials announced Thursday. Carter has been developing the strategy and implementation plan for the center while serving as the special assistant to the commander of Air Force Materiel Command. AFMC will be the parent organization for the center.

“With this center, we’re creating a single organization focused on supporting commanders at the installations and MAJCOMs [major commands] and we are committed to building a responsive, mission-focused organization,” Carter said in a press release.

Over the next several months, officials will evaluate potential candidate locations to be the center’s permanent home.

Officials also said the center will become the parent organization for several field operating agencies, including the Air Force Civil Engineer Center, Air Force Security Forces Center, Air Force Installation Contracting Agency, the services directorate of the Air Force Personnel Center and other field operating agencies providing installation support.

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