About us

Mission: The Plans, Analysis, and Integration Office (PAIO) provides strategic and management planning, coordination, integration of enterprise-wide programs and activities, and facilitation of the continuous improvement of Garrison functions.

Board of Directors

We have a monthly meeting consisting of the Fort Carson senior leadership to discuss current and future strategic initiatives and their potential impacts on the Fort Carson community as well as the surrounding Front Range community.


  • The PAIO is responsible for oversight and execution of a common platform of assigned functions. These functions provide analytical information about garrison programs and provide advice to the Garrison Commander.

  • The Garrison Corporate Business Process which assists Garrison leadership in maximizing efficiency and effectiveness of services.

  • The PAIO performs analysis and advisory work related to the operations, efficiency, and readiness of the garrison from a service delivery and business perspective.

  • The Planning and Integration functions provide analysis and advice to the GC, staff, and operating officials. This function provides assessment of program alternatives and priorities, and executes short/long-range planning programs and business strategies.

  • The Management Analysis functions evaluate programs and activities to improve the overall effectiveness and efficiency of Garrison operations and provide oversight of assigned programs.

Lines of Effort

Mission: All personnel ready to execute critical individual, collective, and leadership tasks using world-class facilities, services, and support provided to fully prepare units and Soldiers for combat operations. Units and Soldiers are prepared for present and future missions in accordance with the Army's ARFORGEN cycle.

Soldier: A total force (Soldiers, Leaders, and Civilians) who live the Army Values and maintain the Warrior Ethos. Leadership that is actively engaged in developing Soldiers and Civilians continuously leveraging risk mitigation against mission accomplishment. An experienced Civilian workforce as a combat enabler supporting all operational and training missions both at home and abroad.

Family: A "Mountain Post" Team of Soldiers, Families, Civilians, and retirees who are "America's Best". An engaged, close knit Family that shares a common bond and takes care of one another through all phases of ARFORGEN that fully supports the Army Family Covenant. A support system and Family readiness that enhances all aspects of the military's capability, knowledge, experience, and opportunities to succeed in the operational environment.

Team: A team of teams: Soldiers, Families, Civilians, retirees, and private and public sector communities with a common goal to forge partnerships to sustain "America's Best", a team that uses the Community Covenant as the foundation for solid relationships. A partnership with open communications to understand one another's needs and requirements, aggressively filling the gaps to provide the best quality products and services to our Soldiers and Families.

Protect the force: Preserve and protect the force by enforcing standards and inculcating risk mitigation in all we do. Safeguard our Soldiers, Families, Civilians, and infrastructure through proactive and disciplined force protection measures, risk management, and rigorous security programs.

Army Stationing and Installation Plan

Concept and Objectives

The ASIP accomplishes the following:

  • Is the official Department of the Army database that displays the authorized planning population for Army IMCOM regions, installations, garrisons, activities, ARNG states, ARNG territories, ARNG MTAs, and U.S. Army RSCs.

  • Reliably portrays approved and documented force levels that are consistent with other Army sources.

  • Utilizes a 7 year planning window

  • Documents composition and location of authorized Army forces worldwide

  • Captures "Other Tenants" on Fort Carson such as DOD agencies, NAF organizations, AAFES, federal, state and local government activities, private organizations, commercial activities, contractors, other military services units (Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard), and Foreign Government organizations.

  • Accounts for the Army's institutional and annual training, and ARNG/RC training loads on Army installations.

  • Accounts for transient training loads on Army installations.

  • Accounts for other surrounding populations (i.e. retirees) adjacent to Fort Carson in a separate report.

  • Identifies current personnel over-hires.

  • Gives visibility to potential support and planning issues affecting resources and stationing actions.

  • Provides data to support related systems and processes.

  • Maintains a dependable and proven audit trail to official Army force planning and documentation.

  • Provides a feedback loop to help correct force structure discrepancies.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Army Stationing and Installation Plan?
• It is an official HQDA database capturing authorized Army installation and tenant populations that require government space.
• Provides population data to OACSIM (ASIP proponent) systems used to develop funding requirements for Army installations' facilities and base operations support services requirements.
• Documents comprehensive population on all Army installations, permanent and transient, that occupy government facilities.
• A powerful tool for master planners and resource managers throughout the Army.
• Governed by AR 5-18.
Why do we need ASIP?
Bottom line: ASIP data is what is used to appropriate dollars and construction projects for the installation.
• Used to validate and justify all MILCON, Army Family housing and NAF projects on Army Installations.
• Provides an audit trail to official Army Force.
• Planning and documentation.
• Accurate population count is important because population data feeds the budget process and helps decide if an installation needs more facilities (such as barracks & dinning facilities).
NOTE: Not everyone who comes through the gate is captured in the ASIP — if an organization has their own building or comes on post and does not require a building to work in, they are not counted.
What are my responsibilities as an ASIP POC?
Primary and secondary POC information must be submitted to the Plans, Analysis and Integration Office from each unit, directorate, and special office allocated to Fort Carson. The ASIP edit window opens once every quarter to allow Garrison population data updates. The garrison ASIP editor needs the following information quarterly from the identified POCs:
• Over-hires/personnel not authorized on the DA
• Notice when over-hires are added to the TDA or are no longer working at Fort Carson.
• Contractor Facility Support Request Form containing inclusive data for each Fort Carson contract.
• Transient or rotational personnel coming on the installation to provide a service or to use facilities.
It is imperative that tenant units/organizations maintain an updated posture throughout the year in regards to contractor and transient populations.

Army Suggestion Program

How it works...

This is a system for capturing and implementing good ideas from our Soldiers and civilians; it allows employees to document ideas and provides a method of recognizing those ideas which make a difference; and challenges soldiers and civilians to submit ideas that increase the efficiency and productivity of the Army. Implemented ideas can result in dollar savings, streamlined processes, higher quality products, faster cycle times or process improvements that save organizations time and/or money.

Awards are based on the tangible and intangible first-year savings or benefits documented by the evaluator. ASP proposals enable commanders and staffs to find new ways to operate. All members of the Army community, and others concerned with the welfare of both the Army and the Nation, are eligible to submit ideas.

To be accepted, an idea must: Be submitted to http://asp.hqda.pentagon.mil/public/default.htm (preferred method), or with DA Form 1045 (if only option available); Benefit the Army or other U.S. Government activity; Present a problem or situation and propose a valid solution with sufficient rationale to support the requested new procedure.

Your idea is eligible if it: Accomplishes a job better, faster, or cheaper; Improves or simplifies a procedure, operation, method, layout or organization; Increases productivity; Conserves material or property; Improves safety or working conditions; or Improves morale in our work place. An idea is ineligible if you: Present a problem with no solution; Is vague or incomplete; Indicates potential tangible savings but doesn't provide rationale or calculations on which to base the estimate; Is put into effect over 90 days prior to submission. Suggestions will be evaluated by Subject Matter Experts in the area in which your suggestion/s fall. A Suggestion Coordinator from Fort Carson will be in touch with you along the way via e-mail or phone.

Think creatively. Do you see operations that can be streamlined? Are jobs done unnecessarily? Is there a procedure you must follow that doesn't make sense or is outdated? Are records or actions duplicated in two or more offices? Just because a problem seems obvious doesn't mean someone has submitted a suggestion about it. Try to think of two ways to improve the process or solve the problem, then submit the better idea.

Clearly state the current practice, method, procedure, task, directive, or policy affected and how the present practice is deficient.

Explain your idea with enough details and facts to fully explain the problem and your proposed solution. Be thorough and provide statistics or documentation. "Sell" your idea!

Include a statement of known or estimated benefits, such as dollars or time saved. The more you explain how your idea benefits the Army, the better chance your idea has of being adopted.

Attach samples, drawings, or other documents that will help explain the problem and your solution. This helps the evaluator to better understand your suggestion and to make his/her job easier. Attachments can make the difference between an adopted and non-adopted suggestion.

Assigning an evaluator

Once your suggestion has been received an Evaluator will be chosen by the installation suggestion coordinator to thoroughly look into your suggestion. Our job is to be your advocate and see how your suggestion can be implemented. We are not here to dismiss or find ways why your suggestion can't work. I'll be sure to choose a subject matter expert in the field of the suggestion who truly knows the ins and outs of your area of concern. I can reassign an Evaluator as many times as needed until your suggestion is the hands of the right evaluator. Once the Evaluator has completed the evaluation and submitted the suggestion to the coordinator or manager of his/her findings the Evaluator's responsibilities to the suggestion is completed, until they are tasked again.

The Installation Coordinator will be able to view the completed evaluation and assign an action. This step only confirms that the evaluation is complete, incomplete or needs internal review, the Installation Coordinator will be taken to another screen to assign a completed status that will be sent to the Submitter.

Listed within the evaluation program the Installation Coordinator will find 8 buttons to select from to assign a status to the submitter:

  1. Approve for total adoption at the local level.
  2. Approve for partial adoption at the local level.
  3. Approve for total adoption and send up to next level
  4. Approve for partial adoption and send up to next level
  5. Disapprove – Already in use
  6. Disapprove
  7. Recommend adoption at higher level — jurisdiction out of level submitted
  8. Send up for further review

All disapproved suggestion must have a Supervisors (sup of the evaluator) approval to disapprove prior to disapproving a suggestion. When the Installation Coordinator selects disapproved on the evaluation form they will be taken to a notify Supervisor screen that will produce a computer generated email to the supervisor. Within the email there will be a link for the supervisor to select to access the evaluation to base their decision on. The supervisor will be able to view both the suggestion and the evaluation in order to make their decision regarding the disapproved suggestion.

Once the Installation Coordinator receives an email containing the supervisors decision they can access the pending suggestion screens to close out the suggestion or send it back to the evaluator for further review. A finalization screen will be accessed from selecting the hotlink on the pending suggestions screen where the Installation Coordinator will enter the supervisor decision into the system. After the finalization screen is completed and disapproval has been entered as authorized the Installation Coordinator will receive an email with a link to the web page where a status will be assigned which will generate an email to the submitter of the disapproval.

If the Supervising authority disapproves the disapproval of a suggestion the Installation Coordinator will need to access the pending suggestion screen and find the evaluation "Incomplete". The evaluator will then be notified by computer generated email of the decision and he/she will need to rework the evaluation. This process will continue until all parties agree with the decision.

Reconsideration Requests

Suggesters may request reconsideration of an evaluation or any other aspect of the idea's disposition. This must be submitted by the suggester in writing within 60 days of the notification of final disposition.

To support the request for reconsideration, the suggester must do one of the following: Provide evidence that the evaluator made a material error of fact of logic that had an effect on the idea evaluation; Provide new material, information, or rationale; or Clarify significant issues or questions.

Suggestion Evaluation help

Please refer to these documents for information pertaining to the evaluation of the Army Suggestion Program:


The Sustainable Fort Carson Program supports the Army Sustainability Campaign Plan, the Army Strategy for the Environment: sustain the mission-Secure the Future, the IMCOM Campaign Plan, and the Fort Carson Campaign Plan.

Our vision is powered by the recognition of our obligation to ensure that our soldiers today-and the soldiers of the future-have the land, water, and air resources they need to train; a health environment in which to live; and the support of local communities and the American people.

To accomplish this vision, Fort Carson adopted long term goals for achieving a sustainable installation in 2027 with input from internal and external stakeholders. The goals are continuously reviewed for progress and resource requirements via 5-year objectives and 2-year work plans adopted by goal proponents.

Sustainable Fort Carson supports all IMCOM Campaign Plan lines of effort; improves our energy security and decreases reliance on petroleum; reduces unnecessary impacts to training lands and restores habitat; reduces environmental compliance risk; eliminates waste; enhances human health, safety and well-being; conserves water for human and ecosystem needs; imparts a sense of community through land use planning; and finally it saves money!


  • Sustain all facility and mobility systems from renewable sources and reduce total water purchased from outside sources by 75% by 2027
  • Reduce automobile dependency and provide balanced land use and transportation systems
  • Reduce installation greenhouse gases and other air pollutants to the lowest achievable emission rates.
  • Create a community that encourages social, civic and physical activity while protecting the environment.
  • All DOD and Fort Carson procurement actions support sustainability
  • Total weight of solid and hazardous waste disposed of is reduced to zero by 2027, and thereafter
  • Training ranges; maneuver lands; and associated air space capable of supporting current and future military training to standard while maintaining and sustaining training resources.

Carpool Programs

Share-a-Ride is a free online automatic carpool coordination to and from Post, as well as van pool options (typically for those commuting 30 or more miles to Post).

Riders are matched based upon their origination and destination points as well as days and times of travel. Users also specify whether they are offering a ride, need a ride, or if they are interested in sharing driving duties. When a "match" is found, users are notified immediately of rider options, allowing them to contact and coordinate ridesharing within minutes. Register for the Sustainable Fort Carson Rideshare.

"Give a Buddy a Ride" is a voluntary program for on-Post ridesharing. Soldiers, civilians, or Family members who need a ride wait at one of the designated "Give a Buddy a Ride" signs.

Drivers willing and able to offer a ride to someone standing at the sign can make on the spot arrangements to bring to their desired destination.

As this program is entirely voluntary and at your own risk, please be prudent, and mindful of using the sites in a manner that does not impede traffic flow. Read more...

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