Session 2.10 Infrastructure Reset: Simple Facilities Strategy, Seismic Shift in Marine Corps Facilities Management Culture

APA Federal Planning Division


Thursday, April 26, 2018
3:15 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. CDT

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In November of 2016 the 37th Commandant of the Marine Corps outlined a global strategy to reduce the infrastructure footprint of the Marine Corps to drive down infrastructure costs while continuing to support current and future missions.  This “Infrastructure Reset (IR) Strategy” and its associated Campaign Plan have initiated a cultural shift in the Marine Corps approach to the management of its facilities that will optimize installation capability in collaboration with the Operating Forces.  While still underway, the program has already revealed challenges as well as some best practices that will be applicable to other agency’s planning efforts.


The Marine Corps Infrastructure Reset (IR) Strategy represents an upheaval of the approach to the management of MC facilities.  Lifecycle costs, standardized BFRs and the tracking of facilities at the Battalion and Squadron level will be used to make more informed decisions on the reuse/demolition of facilities.  The Marine Corps must reduce space requirements through collaboration with operational forces to gain a deeper understanding of the requirements.  The lessons learned/best practices to date (and that will no doubt continue to be developed) will be useful to other agencies seeking to implement similar strategies to reduce costs.  This panel discussion will focus on the first two lines of effort as described in the IR Strategy, “Reduce and Optimize Infrastructure Footprint” and “Ensure Investment Decisions Enable Lowest Total Lifecycle Costs.”

Learning Objectives:  For non-Marine Corps planners to understand what the IR Strategy is; and to gain an understanding of the status of the IR process, and for all planners to gain insight on how to implement such an ambitious planning program.


Joe Lopez

IR Strategy PMO, MCIWEST Reed Charters

Commander Amanda Barber

Asst. Operations Officer, Director USMC IPT NAVFAC Southwest Read More

Jolie Lucas

Sr. Facilities Planner at LMI

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