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Brigadier General
Brian J. Mennes
Director, G-37 FM

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The Army Force Management School (AFMS) provides force management education and training to Leaders, Soldiers, and Civilians Army-Wide.
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AFMS Room Dedication IHO LTG (Ret.) Richard G. Trefry
May 16th 2017
The Director of Force Management, Brigadier General Brian J. Mennes hosted General Dennis J. Reimer, former Chief of Staff of the Army, General Frederick J. Krosen Jr., former Vice Chief of Staff of the Army, current senior HQDA officials, former Commandants of the school, members of the Force Management Hall of Fame and other distinguished guests to dedicate the school's conference room IHO Lieutenant General (Retired) Richard G. Trefry on 16 May 2017. The ceremony officially dedicated the school's conference room to the legacy of selfless service and dedication to Army Force Management of General Trefry. General Trefry's vision, as the first Program Director of the school, continues through today- teaching "How the Army Runs" to Leaders, Soldiers and Civilians Army-wide. The event was a key milestone on the school's history. General's Trefry's Mother of All Charts and his signature presentation "Preamble to Foxhole" were highlighted during the ceremony. A commemorative plaque is now displayed in the conference room as a permanent reminder to all users of General Trefry's legacy and contributions to the United States Army. The ceremony was well attended and members of the audience were able to re-connect with former school instructors, staff and leaders. The Army Force Management School is proud to have its main conference room named after General Trefry. Click here to read more at the
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 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.