Mr. Philip E. Sakowitz, Jr. Deputy Director
Mr. Philip E. Sakowitz, Jr. Deputy Director for US Army Installation Management Agency

Mr. Philip E. Sakowitz
Deputy Director

Mr. Philip E. Sakowitz, Jr., is a member of the federal government’s Senior Executive Service and currently serves as the Principal Deputy Director of the US Army Installation Management Agency (IMA). He directs the daily execution of one of the most comprehensive multi-disciplinary organizations in the Army. Operating equivalent to a “City Manager,” his principal duties are to manage base facilities, programs, services and infrastructure sustainment for 119 Army installations worldwide. Through seven General Officer/Senior Executive Service member led regions, he provides oversight of an $8 billion annual budget, 75,000 employees, 14, 970 million acres of land and 934.8 million square feet of facilities worth $211.7 billion. Functional programs include public works; logistics; morale, welfare and recreation; environment; provost marshal operations; fire protection and safety; military and civilian personnel; equal employment opportunity; and military equal opportunity. In his current capacity, he is also the senior Army civilian responsible for the daily execution of the Base Realignment and Closure actions directed by the President and Congress.

Prior to assuming his current position in IMA, and due to his extensive knowledge of installation management, Mr. Sakowitz was selected by the Secretary of the Army to lead the Transformation of Installation Management Task Force. This bold initiative entailed organizing the operations of fifteen separate and distinct commands into one centralized structure to ensure efficient, effective and standardized installation management across the Army. His leadership in the effort, resulted in a re-structuring, which was the most significant personnel movement in three decades within the Army and culminated in the establishment of the largest Field Operating Agency in the history of the Army.

Mr. Sakowitz has also served in two previous Senior Executive Service assignments:

As Deputy Chief of Staff for Base Operations Support , U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) from 1998 - 2002. In this capacity, he was responsible for installation management doctrine, policies, resources, standards and programs for fifteen major Army installations. He managed a $1.57 billion annual budget; 50+ thousand military and civilians; 2 million acres of land; 160 million square feet of facilities worth $30 billion; $1+ billion contract support and daily base support for 150+ thousand students, active duty, reserves, civilians, and retirees. 

As the Assistant Deputy Chief of Staff for Personnel and Installation Management, U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM) from 1996 - 1998. He was responsible for installation management, individual and unit personnel readiness, mobilization planning and support, oversight of a $1.3 billion BASOPS budget and overall management of base support for DOD’s largest major command, composed of over 800 thousand soldiers and 30 thousand civilians. 

Mr. Sakowitz is recognized as a superior leader, having served at all levels of the Army; HQ, Department of Army, Army Major Command and three installations. Due to his significant accomplishments, Mr. Sakowitz has been honored twice, by Presidents Clinton and Bush, as a Meritorious Presidential Rank recipient, recognizing him as a leader in the top 5% of the entire federal government Senior Executive Service. He has received the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People’s Award of Recognition for Service and Contributions to our Country in the areas of Civil Rights, Race Relations, Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action and Public Service. He has also received the Army’s highest civilian award, the Decoration for Exceptional Civilian Service.

Mr. Sakowitz graduated from Long Island University in 1975 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Health and Physical Education, while attending on a basketball scholarship. He is married with two children.



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