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Ft. Belvoir Gate Changes
March 23rd 2017
Fort Belvoir gates will undergo a change in hours beginning April 7.
“The change in hours of operation is due to the need to address and realign our manpower resources, especially the Department of the Army Security Guard resources,” said Johnnie Kibler, Belvoir police chief. “We’ve been stretching our security force for more than a year, now, to maintain manning at our gates.”

- Tulley Gate will remain open 24 hours.
- Pence Gate will be closed on weekends, and re-opens at 5 a.m. Mondays.
- Walker will change to 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., weekdays.
- Kingman Gates will reduce its hours to 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., 7 days a week.

“This new schedule will be more in line for the security force we are resourced for at Belvoir,” Kibler said. “With our most recent traffic studies, we find people are avoiding Tulley, but that’s also now our quickest access point, during morning and evening rush hours...read more
MG (Retired) David C. Ralston Inducted Into the FM HOF
May 16th 2016
On 12 May 2016 at the Pentagon Conference Center (PCC) Major General Cedric Wins (G-8) and Brigadier General Randy George (G-3/5/7) co-hosted the induction ceremony into the Force Management Hall of Fame in honor of Retired Major General David C. Ralston. Earlier this year COL Chris Notgrass, Commandant, Army Force Management School nominated MG (Ret.) Ralston as the school's candidate for induction into the Force Management Hall of Fame. The Force Management Hall of Fame began in the fall of 2004 when the Army G-8 directed Force Development staff to develop the G-8 hallway display including the Army Force Management historical murals (1900 to the present) and the accompanying Force Managers Hall of Fame (FM HoF). Army G-8 unveiled the murals in 2005. The HoF was established with the initial six honorees at that time. Force Management Hall of fame inductees are selected every two years. For 2016, MG (Ret.) David C. Ralston was selected honoring his service as a Director of Force Management from Jun 2003 through Jul 2005. During his tenure, the Army began its transition from Cold War era Army of Excellence to the Army Modular Force. MG (Ret.) Ralston integrated the various functional areas (structuring, manning, equipping, training, funding, stationing, deploying and sustaining) for the creation of Brigade Combat Teams (BCTs) and Army Division HQs. In this transition, HQDA ordered the creation of the additional BCTs and support brigades by eliminating the organic division base. This process resulted in the provision of much needed BCTs to support wartime operations in the Central Command area of operations. Today, MG (Ret.) continues to support the Army as the Senior Mentor to the General Officer / Senior Executive Service Force Integration course. At AFMS, we feel honored to have MG (Ret.) Ralston in our staff building leaders with Force Management acumen.
FMOC Course Returns to AFMS (Update)
May 3rd 2016
The Army Force Management School (AFMS) at Fort Belvoir re-started the Force Management Orientation Course (FMOC) 2-13 May 2015. The course designated as "FMOC 300" began appearing in ATRRS in Oct 2015. This course is designed to train NCOs, Lieutenants, Warrant Officers (WO-1) and junior Department of the Army Civilians (DACs) (GS 10 and below) across all three components who are involved in Force Management. The course will focus on tasks related to the application of Force Management in both our operating forces and the institutional Army. The next course is scheduled for 5-16 Dec 2016. There are 48 quotas for this course Army-wide. Please call soonest to reserve a seat. POC is Mr. Duane Stubbs at commercial 703-805-4904 or email at duane.stubbs.ctr@mail.mil