Mr. Howard Vickers assumed the position of Chief of Human Resources, Installation Management Command-Pacific (IMCOM-Pacific), on 1 September, 2019. As the G1 of IMCOM-Pacific, he provides policy, guidance, assistance, and oversight of the Human Resource Program and Postal operations in support of twelve garrisons in Hawaii, Alaska, Korea, Japan, and the Republic of the Marshall Islands Kwajalein Atoll, and ensures IMCOM support to mission commands throughout the Pacific theater.
IMCOM-Pacific has a region staff of approximately 100 military and civilian personnel who provide oversight of a myriad of over a billion dollars in base operations and facility support. IMCOM-Pacific operations include management of active and reserve component installations providing support for approximately 180,000 Soldiers, family members, retirees, and civilians.
Prior to this assignment, Mr. Vickers was the Chief of Civilian Personnel at IMCOM-Pacific.
After serving in the Army, Mr. Vickers began his civilian professional career as a Department of the Army Civilian at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, DC. He has served in numerous positions in the Human Resource field to include Staffing, Classification, Management-Employee Relations, and Labor Relations.
Mr. Vickers specializes in Foreign Labor negotiations with emphasis in the Asia/Pacific Region. Mr. Vickers has negotiated conditions of employment and helped resolve concerns in Korea, Japan, Singapore, Hong Kong, India, Diego Garcia (British Indian Ocean Territory), Philippines, Thailand and the United States. Mr. Vickers began his Labor Relations background at Walt Disney World, where he negotiated and resolved issues with The American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO), including the Screen Actors Guild and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT).
Throughout his 34-plus years of employment with the U.S. Army, he has attended many Army schools and has several Army awards. Those awards include the Commander's Awards for Civilian Service and Superior Civilian Service Awards.