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NEWS | Jan. 3, 2017

Commentary: Army Materiel Command recognizes JBSA-Fort Sam Houston Soldiers, organizations

U.S. Army Materiel Command

I recently completed a visit with the great Soldiers and organizations of Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston Dec. 7, 2016, and I could not be more impressed.


The professionalism, talent and hard work was apparent in every office, motor pool, and center I visited.


Looking at your formations and speaking with your commanders, I know that the Soldiers, NCOs, warrant officers and officers of JBSA are masters at executing your missions flawlessly each and every day.   


At the U.S. Army Materiel Command, we have the enormous responsibility of ensuring that you – our warfighters – have everything you need to achieve success. Army Materiel Command develops, delivers and sustains everything from your bullets to your boots, your tanks to your tactical radios. We work hard to ensure our Army remains the best-equipped fighting force in the world.


Gen. Gus Perna, AMC commanding general, is laser focused on synchronizing, integrating and operationalizing the capabilities of our nine major subordinate commands, focused on a total team effort to achieve an end state that accomplishes the mission in the most effective and efficient way.


I made the trip to JBSA-Fort Sam Houston to better understand how Army Materiel Command can synchronize our efforts and ultimately, support you. As you operate around the world, AMC is endlessly figuring out ways to ensure you are well equipped and ready to accomplish any and all missions you may be assigned.


After meeting with leaders at U.S. Army North, U.S. Army South, U.S. Army Medical Command and the U.S. Army Installation Management Command, I have a greater appreciation of your capabilities and better understanding of the scope and magnitude of your many missions.


From responding to any natural or man-made threat to the continental United States, to humanitarian efforts across 31 countries and 15.6 million square miles in U.S. Southern Command, to safeguarding and caring for our Soldiers around the world, the organizations of JBSA are absolutely critical to our Army and our nation.   


Rest assured that organizations on this installation have the full power of the AMC patch behind them, all concentrated on providing the best logistical services and support to you and your units. We are working hard, and closely with your commanders, to synchronize logistics support, ensure a rapid supply chain, and provide on-the-ground expertise – all to eliminate obstacles for our Soldiers and allow you to focus on your mission.


Being prepared to tackle any operation at any time is what our Soldiers are trained to do. As you tirelessly face the next mission, know that AMC is facing it with you and stands ready to support you.