Tiger Team provides suggestions to improve USAG-HI

| March 26, 2010 | 0 Comments

Brenda Naki
U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii Public Affairs

SCHOFIELD BARRACKS — Outcomes and proposals of the Installation Management Command Tiger Team inspection were presented and discussed with Col. Matthew Margotta, commander, U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii, and garrison directorates, here, March 16.

The IMCOM Tiger Team, led by deputy G-8 Laura Avery, arrived March 8 to assess USAG-HI.

MargottaLt. Gen. Rick Lynch, commander, IMCOM, offered Tiger Teams to any garrison interested in having “fresh eyes” look at its organization and make cost-saving recommendations in all operational areas.

The IMCOM Tiger Team was created to assess current capabilities in terms of infrastructure, organizations and command requirements to support continuous mobilization.

“Overall, the recent visit from the IMCOM HQ Financial Tiger Team was extremely valuable to the Garrison,” Margotta said. “Having ‘another set of eyes’ take a close look at how we provide services and support allowed us to gain new insights into potentially more effective, efficient and, ultimately, less expensive means to deliver those services.

“The Tiger Team offered some very good observations, suggestions and possible ways in which we can gain efficiencies,” Margotta added. “However, from my perspective, the greatest benefit was in the cross talk as the Garrison team gained greater clarity on intent, policy and guidance from headquarters, while the Tiger Team gained new insights into the inner workings and challenges of the Garrison.”

After five days of evaluation, the Tiger Team out-briefed Margotta on its findings and suggestions.

Recommendations included a suggestion requiring all vehicles assigned to garrison be properly registered, eliminating costly National Crime Information Center vehicle checks to identify the owner. The issue was already in the process of being implemented prior to the assessment.

Other areas assessed included civilian hiring, deployed Soldier vehicle storage, contracting, force protection, law enforcement, mobilization, property accountability, engineering services, utility rates and conservation, government cell phones, and barracks issues.

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