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U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria provides integrated base support to enable readiness, ensure community security and maintain quality of life within our garrison

Lines of Effort

  • LOE 1: Adaptive, Professional and Integrated Workforces

  • LOE 2: Community Readiness

  • LOE 3: Sustainable Living and Training: Environment and Infrastructure

  • LOE 4: Transformation: Four Communities, One USAG Bavaria


Adaptive professionals setting the Army standard for support to Strong Europe Communities


  • USAG Bavaria is a valued member of the Installation Command community and demonstrates valuable support to the overall U.S. Army Europe and 7th Army Training Command missions. Service members, Civilians and their Families within our footprint are confident that we will consistently meet their needs and remain dedicated to serving them. Members of USAG Bavaria are proud of their role, know that they are valued, and experience a positive and rewarding working environment.

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Where We're At

Garrison Details

U.S. Army Garrison Grafenwoehr was redesignated as U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria in 2013. USAG Bavaria now overseas Army installations in Grafenwoehr, Vilseck, Hohenfels and Garmisch.

USAG Bavaria encompasses and provides service to U.S. Army installations in Grafenwoehr (Tower Barracks), Vilseck (Rose Barracks), Hohenfels (Hohenfels Training Area) and Garmisch (Artillery Kasern and Sheridan Barracks).

USAG Bavaria has approximately 35,500 community members. To put our population in perspective, the National League of Cities data shows that over 90% of municipal governments in the U.S. have populations under 25,000. We are a large municipality.

Like large municipalities, we are service providers. However, USAG Bavaria is responsible for providing services that civilian municipalities are not chartered to provide such as the sustainment, restoration, and modernization of all facilities within our installation borders. Unlike most municipalities, USAG Bavaria also funds all utilities services within our footprint.

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Command Team

Garrison Commander

Col. Lance Varney

assumed the responsibility of Garrison Commander for U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria on July 5, 2016.

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Deputy to the Commander

M. Annette Evans

became the Deputy to the Garrison Commander, U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria, in November 2015.

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Command Sergeant Major

Command Sgt. Maj. Micheal D. Sutterfield

became Command Sergeant Major for U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria on Sept. 27, 2017.

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Bavarian Military Community Deputy Garrison Managers

Hohenfels Garrison Manager

Michael R. Mathews

became Deputy Garrison Manager at Hohenfels April 17, 2016.

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Interim Deputy Garrison Manager-Garmisch

Mike Arnold

became Deputy Garrison Manager at Garmisch in January, 2018.

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