The Senate late last month confirmed Army Lt. Gen. Jason Evans as Dept. of the Army Headquarters Deputy Chief of Staff (DCS), G-9, according to a press release.
The DCS, G-9, position, previously the Assistant Chief of Staff for Installation Management (ACSIM), reaffirms the Army’s commitment to retaining a three-star Pentagon staff officer to oversee the varied and complex installation portfolio. The change from assistant to DCS also aligns with its corresponding three-star rank, the release said.
Evans’ confirmation and the title change enhances the Army’s installation reform initiative that began March 1 when the Army re-aligned the Installation Management Command (IMCOM) as a major subordinate of the four-star level Army Materiel Command (AMC), according to the release.
The DCS, G-9, transformation is critical for modernizing Army installations toward installations of the future, reforming industrial-age processes for the information age, and addressing emerging threats and cyber-risks to installations in the strategic-support area of Multi-Domain Operations, the release states.
The G-9 serves as principal military advisor to the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy and Environment (IE&E) and the Army Chief of Staff. The G-9 also advises the Assistant Army Secretary for Manpower and Reserve Affairs on soldier and family readiness support.
The G-9 portfolio includes housing, military construction and infrastructure investment, child care, energy and water security, resilience and sustainability, installation environmental management and stewardship, and other installation concerns, according to the release.
Evans is the 15th general officer designated as Army principal staff advisor for installations. He previously served as commander of Army Human Resources Command.
Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Brian Hamilton