I’m excited to come to you in this forum to talk about some important issues that are in front of us as we welcome in new leadership for our Army.
At least every four years, we experience a process where changes at the top levels of our leadership happen and there is sometimes a shift in priorities for America’s Army.
So, from that aspect — nothing new. Our mission here at Fort George G. Meade remains the same: building and strengthening the nation’s center for information, intelligence and cyber operations.
Finishing my first month as your garrison command sergeant major, I find great focus on the vision for Fort Meade, and on the work and home life issues that affect our Fort Meade community.
I have found this community to be exceptionally focused on doing everything we can to help Fort Meade grow and evolve. That commitment is essential to overcoming challenges and obstacles, individually and as a community.
Our Directorate of Public Works has a great plan to manage the numerous construction and renovation projects that are ongoing, including the upgrading of our access control points at Rockenbach, Mapes/MD Route 175 and Reece/MD Route 175.
The DPW coordinates closely with the Directorate of Emergency Services to maintain and improve traffic flow as improvements to our roads and access areas are completed in a timely manner.
Our DES continues to perform notable work as our guards and military police secure the access points to Fort Meade and patrol our installation to maintain a safe and secure working and living environment.
Additionally, our deputy garrison commander for transformation has been working hard on coordinating with our state of Maryland partners and other government and civic agencies as they address transportation and infrastructure issues outside our fence line and looking at transportation alternatives onto the installation.
You will continue to see work in those areas, and we’ll make every effort to keep you informed on issues that could impact the community.
So, there is a lot of work being done by our garrison members from a number of different agencies. The intent of that work is to prepare Fort Meade for service excellence to our nation — for another 100 years!