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    Fort McCoy garrison commander’s workforce briefing highlights yesterday’s accomplishments, tomorrow’s plans

    Fort McCoy garrison commander’s workforce briefing highlights yesterday’s accomplishments, tomorrow’s plans

    Photo By Scott Sturkol | Garrison Commander Col. Hui Chae Kim interacts with the audience Jan. 22, 2020, during...... read more read more



    Story by Aimee Malone 

    Fort McCoy Public Affairs Office           

    Garrison Commander Col. Hui Chae Kim spoke about the installation’s accomplishments of yesterday, the work of today, and the goals for tomorrow during two annual workforce briefings Jan. 22 in building 905 at Fort McCoy.

    Kim highlighted some of the awards received by the installation and workers in past years, including Army Communities of Excellence awards in 2017-2019; operational security awards in 2016-18; environmental awards in 2016, 2017, and 2019; humanitarian awards for Directorate of Emergency Services personnel; public affairs communications awards in 2016-18; and a 2018 “High Flyer” award for the Directorate of Human Resource’s ID Card Section.

    He also spoke about improvements and achievements that don’t garner awards, such as a wide array of infrastructure improvements, international accreditation for the Directorate of Emergency Services Fire Department, Child and Youth Services facilities accreditation, creating intergovernmental support agreements with area agencies, and high scores in the Installation Management Command Organizational Inspection Program and Higher Headquarters Assessment.

    Kim stressed the importance of the five-year strategic business plan in ensuring the installation’s success.

    “All of these accomplishments from yesterday are because of this five-year business plan,” he said. Fort McCoy is currently in the last year of the previous five-year plan, and work is currently underway on the plan for 2021-25.

    Kim said the upcoming plan is a transitional plan because of the large number of senior leaders and mid-level managers who are likely to retire in the next five years.

    Even as methods, technologies, and terminologies change, Fort McCoy’s priorities remain the same as they have in the past, Kim said.

    “Our three focus areas are installation readiness; strategic power projection readiness; and Soldier, civilian, and family readiness,” he said.

    Some of the planned infrastructure improvements for the future include permanentizing World War II-era wooden buildings by remodeling them with brick exteriors and new roofs, repairs to Rumpel Fitness Center and the wastewater treatment plant, and modern range construction and updates.

    Looking ahead to the future, it will be important for Fort McCoy to stay at the forefront of modern warfare and seek new technologies, Kim said.

    “There’s threats everywhere,” he said. “The fight starts here.

    “We have to continue to build readiness, protect the force, (and) protect our installation so that we can build combat power against the threat.

    “That’s our vision,” Kim said. “That’s our tomorrow.”

    He ended the briefing with a reminder of his personal motto, encouraging garrison employees and service members to continue to work hard at their missions and find new ways ahead.

    “Continue to be informed, empowered, and inspired,” he said.

    Located in the heart of the upper Midwest, Fort McCoy is the only U.S. Army installation in Wisconsin.

    The installation has provided support and facilities for the field and classroom training of more than 100,000 military personnel from all services each year since 1984.

    Learn more about Fort McCoy online at, on Facebook by searching “ftmccoy,” and on Twitter by searching “usagmccoy.”



    Date Taken: 02.12.2020
    Date Posted: 02.12.2020 16:25
    Story ID: 362842
    Location: FORT MCCOY, WI, US 

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