HUNTSVILLE, Ala.-- A senior civilian at the Army’s primary logistics and sustainment command visited the Army Corps of Engineers Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville Aug. 10 to learn more about the Center’s capabilities and programs.
Huntsville Center leadership presented Dr. Juanita Christensen, deputy chief of staff for logistics (G4), facilities and environmental at Army Materiel Command, a capabilities briefing focusing on the specialized technical expertise and global engineering solutions the Center deploys through its centrally managed programs.
“I didn’t realize the breadth of what you do here at the Center,” said Christensen. “It’s not so much about the dollar amount or the number of actions but, from my perspective, it’s the array of projects you are involved in.”
Christensen directs and manages Army-wide facilities, housing, energy, environmental, critical infrastructure, and surety management functional programs and activities to effectively execute AMC's strategic support mission.
Huntsville Center’s Installation Support and Programs Management directorate is closely aligned with AMC’s G4 mission. The directorate partners with USACE major subordinate commands, districts, laboratories, and other centers as well military installation’s public works directorates and other government agencies to provide life-cycle, world-wide support in providing maintenance, repair, operation, and upgrade services for facilities and infrastructure.
The ISPM directorate’s support is provided through the execution of more than 30 programs that encompass the technical, engineering, contracting and program management requirements of a variety of mission areas. Its six divisions focus on: electronic technology; energy; medical; military support and facilities and facilities technology integration.
Since 2007, ISPM has been designated the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Installation Support Technical Center of Expertise (IS-CX) providing engineering and design services in areas such as electronic security/intrusion detection systems, utility monitoring and control systems and ranges and training lands management.
The directorates also provide innovative services in third party financing of energy solutions, base/facility operations, maintenance, repair and renewal of medical and non-medical facilities, furniture and furnishings and operational technology solutions for installations/facilities across the Department of Defense.
“The Center does all of the stuff that doesn’t fit well into one of USACE’s geographic districts or that spans a lot of boundaries,” said Col. Sebastien P. Joly, Huntsville Center commander. “This gives the Corps, the Army, an additional tool to pull a group of technical experts to work on unique, challenging projects and deliver a capability that spans the entire national security apparatus.”