INSCOM SAOF Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

The U.S. Army Intelligence and Secuirty Command and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officially opened the New Nolan Building Expansion, Secure Admin Ops Facility with a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on 15 Nov., 2019 on Fort Belvoir, Virginia.

The U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command, INSCOM, celebrated a milestone, Friday, ending the construction phase of its new, state-of-the art, 382,000-square foot addition to its headquarters, with a ribbon-cutting at the Nolan Building on Belvoir. The new facility allows INSCOM to consolidate most of its headquarters personnel in one location.

Charles F. Sardo, INSCOM chief of staff, presided over the ceremony and told the audience the day has been in the works for 19 years.

“Today’s ribbon-cutting ceremony marks the most significant milestone, to date, toward achieving that goal,” said Sardo. “It is incredible how many people it takes to construct a facility like this. Over the years, from the initial collection of requirements, through the planning, programming, design, and then finally the construction, thousands of people have worked together toward this effort.”

INSCOM moved into the Nolan Building in the summer 1989. By the late ‘90s, personnel growth exceeded the facility’s capability, and INSCOM struggled to incorporate the continual evolving information technology and personnel into the existing space. In 2000, INSCOM began efforts to expand the facility.

Immediately after Sept. 11, 2001, INSCOM underwent rapid restructuring and growth to become an operational headquarters to meet the intelligence demands of operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom. The growth drove immediate space requirements, forced INSCOM to add staff to the Nolan Building, and acquire an off-post lease.

Maj. Gen. Jeffrey L. Milhorn, commanding general, U.S. Atlantic Division, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, noted this was a great collaboration of partnership and he is very proud of the teamwork to deliver a quality product.

“I’m so proud of our team efforts,” said Milhorn. “From the Baltimore District and all the professionals who brought this to bare, and was a part of this from the very beginning, through design, contracting, and construction, to our INSCOM partners, who are the beneficiaries of the hard work, and the tremendous dedication of the professionals that contributes, to the U.S. Army, the Intel Community at large, and our coalition partners.”