JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas –
The U.S. Army Installation Management Command welcomed Command Sgt. Maj. Joe Ulloth and bid farewell to Command Sgt. Maj. Melissa Judkins during a ceremony at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston Nov. 19.
Ulloth comes to IMCOM from U.S. Army Sustainment Command in Rock Island, Illinois, where he was the command sergeant major. Ulloth has 28 years of service, including four combat tours. Judkins is retiring after 32 years of service to the Army.
During the change-of-responsibility ceremony, Ulloth thanked Judkins for her help during his military career and for the “seamless transition” into IMCOM. No stranger to San Antonio, Ulloth previously worked for the Army Environmental Command, an IMCOM subordinate command at JBSA-Fort Sam Houston.
Maj. Gen. Timothy McGuire, IMCOM acting commanding general, said Ulloth started in the Army as a mechanic, served at various installations and did two tours in Iraq and two in Afghanistan.
“He has excelled in every leadership position in our Army,” McGuire said. “We are in great hands with Command Sgt. Maj. Ulloth. He is the right leader to take us to the next level.”
Ulloth thanked the IMCOM team for the transition he and his family made to San Antonio.
“As I take on this mantle of leadership, I look forward to working with all of you as well as learning a tremendous amount,” Ulloth said. “I do not take this lightly. I am committed.”
Judkins reflected on her past three years at IMCOM HQ and the accomplishments of the command. She mentioned that good things happened “as a collective.”
“IMCOM is a team of professionals making a difference in Soldiers’ lives. We touch them every day,” Judkins said. “No other organization can say that.”
McGuire complimented Judkins and her positive attitude.
“I have always said that a positive attitude is a force multiplier and no one has a more positive spirit than Melissa,” McGuire said. “She also has embraced the mantra of ‘drive change’ and ‘fix your piece of the Army.’”
McGuire praised Judkins and the work she has put in at IMCOM. He mentioned her work with housing, Army barracks management, credentialing for Soldiers and her help with IMCOM G9‘s Child and Youth Services Employment Assignment Tool and Healthy Army Communities.
Her work with the Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers Program was also noted.
“Her fingerprints are all over the success of this program,” McGuire said. “She brought in the service aspect.”