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Installation Support

Vision:  Meeting military mission requirements supporting world-class sustainable and resilient installations where Soldiers call home.

Mission: Members of the Installation Support Community provide solutions in support of America's Installations by expanding the technical expertise of our members and effectively applying our capabilities, contract capacities, and other tools required to operate and maintain and sustain, restore and modernize America's military infrastructure and real property assets.

Installation Support Fact Sheet. 


Headquarters Organization

The Installation Support Division is an organization within the Directorate of Military Programs of the Headquarters, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Its mission is to facilitate more efficient base operations and maintenance for the Army's installations.

In addition to the Installation Support Division Executive Office, the division consists of four other organizational entities that serve to accomplish the mission:

  • Energy Programs Integration Branch
  • Planning Branch
  • Programs Branch
  • Liaison Office (San Antonio, Texas)

Each of these organizations play a role in managing and executing the various programs supported by the Installation Support Division.

Programs and Support

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 Public Works Digest

The Public Works Digest is a quarterly publication funded by the Headquarters, U.S. Army Installation Management Command (IMCOM) to keep the Army's installation public works community informed of corporate goals, priorities, and innovations while providing an avenue for sharing information and ideas.

 Energy Programs Support

The Installation Support Division coordinates with Army staff organizations regarding installation energy activities supported throughout USACE, to include Energy Savings Performance Contract (ESPC) projects; Utility Energy Services Contracts (UESC); Energy Conservation Investment Program (ECIP) projects; Net Zero projects; and other energy-funded programs.

 Programming Administration & Execution System (PAX)
The PAX is the U.S. Army's web-based Information Technology (IT) system for the planning, programming, budgeting, and execution of Military Construction (MILCON) projects and programs in support of the Army and other DoD missions.. This IT system is designed and managed by HQ USACE, and OACSIM is the system proponent. PAX allows the development and submission of installation construction projects fulfilling operational and logistical requirements.
 Master Planning Program
Master planning uses a 20-year time horizon to develop and teach standards for master planning and area development to appropriate U.S. Army Installation Management Command, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and other installation personnel. These standards are based upon professional, urban planning principles and practices.
 Installation Readiness Board of Directors
The board is an integrated and collaborative body of responsible stewards that seeks to use innovative ways to provide standardized, effective, and efficient services, facilities, and infrastructure to Soldiers, Families, and Civilians for an Army and Nation engaged in persistent conflict.
 Combat Readiness Support

The Combat Readiness Support Team (CRST) provides expertise to and support of MILCON policy and processes, the Army Facilities Standardization Program (AFSP), and the application of and compliance with Army Facility Standards and Criteria to assist the Office of the Assistant Chief of Staff for Installation Management (OACSIM),   DCS G3/5/7, G4, G8 and the MILCON Integrated Program Team (IPT). This is done so as to develop, review, and, when needed, revise standards to ensure facilities and infrastructure meet the Army's evolving operational and logistical requirements.  The CRST provides MILCON condition analyses applications and management capabilities through the development, refinement, sustainment, and training of system tools and applications to include the MILCON Requirements & Standardization Integration (MRSI) software suite.  Through the Range and Training Land Program Mandatory Center of Expertise, the CRST provides centralized Live Fire Range and select training facility engineering support management for G3/5/7 (TR).

 Defense Critical Infrastructure Program (DCIP)
DCIP is a Department of Defense (DOD) risk-management program which seeks to ensure the availability of networked assets critical to DOD mission-fulfillment. The Public Works sector, as one of 10 DOD infrastructure sectors, is charged with mission-assurance for the real property (land, buildings, and utilities) associated with the support, generation, production, and transportation of commodities (electric power, oil, natural gas, water, and sewer) and emergency services for and to DOD users. USACE is the Defense Infrastructure Sector Lead Agent for this sector.
 Installation Support Center of Expertise (ISCX)
The U.S. Army Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville, Alabama, supports very specialized missions that require unique technical expertise in programs that are generally national or very broad in scope. In particular, the USACE Installation Support Center of Expertise (ISCX) partners with the Headquarters, USACE Installation Support Division; USACE districts; and USACE laboratories in support of public works business processes and systems and training and contingency support. This includes, but is not limited to: conforming storage facilities; intrusion detection systems; utility monitoring and control systems; range and training lands management; privatization and competitive sourcing; facility operation, maintenance, repair, and rehabilitation; fire protection; furniture and furnishings; and environmental planning.
 Commercial Utilities Program (CUP)
With a delegation of authority from the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology, the Chief of Engineers is the Army Power Procurement Officer and the Army Staff element responsible for policies and technical support addressing the purchase and the sale of installation utility services. USACE promotes the procurement of utility services to encourage energy efficiency; competitive procurement of reliable utilities at a fair market price; the procurement of utility services that reduce our dependency on fossil fuels and increase the use of clean, renewable energy; the reduction of energy inefficiencies; and the optimization of environmental benefits.
 Liaison Office (San Antonio, Texas)

The Liaison Office at San Antonio, Texas, supports partnerships with many organizations, including the U.S. Army Installation Management Command (IMCOM), the U.S. Army Medical Command (MEDCOM), the U.S. Air Force Civil Engineer Center (AFCEC), the U.S. Air Force Medical Service (AFMS), U.S. Army North (ASARNORTH), U.S. Army South (USARSO), and other organizations.

 BUILDER Sustainment Management System

The BUILDER Sustainment Management System (SMS) is a web-based software application developed by the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) to help civil engineers, technicians, and managers decide when, where, and how to best maintain building infrastructure. SMS is a Suite of Tools: BUILDER, ROOFER, RAILER & PAVER.  Two additional tools are under development and fielding: FUELER, for Defense Logistics Agency (DLA), and UTILITIES for linear segmentation infrastructure management.  SMS URL: