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Lt. Gen. Gwen Bingham Plans to Address Army Installation Readiness & Footprint

Gwen Bingham
Gwen Bingham

Lt. Gen. Gwen Bingham, assistant chief of staff for installation management at the U.S. Army, has described her plans to prioritize readiness across Army installations under her new role.

The service branch said Friday Bingham’s focus on readiness involves turning Army installations into “power projection platforms” amid outages from the civilian power grid or natural disasters that could disrupt gas, water, sewage or trash collection.

Bingham told the Army website energy security is an emerging area of focus that could serve as “a form of force protection and mission assurance.”

She also aims to support the Army’s “Reduce the Footprint” initiative that looks to remove excess infrastructure such as buildings and properties to optimize maintenance costs that reach approximately $450 to $500 million a year.

The 35-year Army veteran seeks to establish partnerships with military service organizations to maintain morale, welfare and recreation programs for soldiers and their families.

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