Deputy to the Garrison Commander


Heidi Malarchik is an installation management leader with over 20 years serving commanders, military members and their families in positions of increasing responsibility, across functional fields at the tactical, operational and strategic levels.

She comes to U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart following completion of the Department of Defense Senior Leader Development Program.  This two-year program included national strategy seminars, completion of a Master of Arts degree in National Security and Strategic Studies from the College of Naval Warfare in Newport, Rhode Island, and serving the Commander of the Air Force Personnel Center as the change management lead for Air Force transformation.  Her last assignment was as the special assistant to the Deputy Commanding General Installation Management Command, Joint Base San Antonio, Texas.   

From 2010 to 2014, Mrs. Malarchik was assigned to the Installation Management Command headquarters staff, serving first as a G5 division chief.  She reported to the Installation Management Command 3-Star Commander, coordinated with the Assistant Chief of Staff for Installation Management staff, and provided oversight of performance improvement and transformation activities for all Army installations.  Her work included performance assessment, campaign planning, commander’s dashboard, and operationalization of strategic metrics.  Next, she served as the Installation Management Command Director of Strategic Communication.  She supported high visibility, Army Chief of Staff initiatives such as, Comprehensive Soldier Fitness, Suicide Prevention, the Army Family Covenant, and Army transformation.

Prior to joining the Installation Management headquarters team, she served as the director of plans, training, mobilization and security at Fort Huachuca, Arizona. She provided oversight of installation emergency operations center, airfield operations, defense support to civil authorities, force protection, visual information, personnel security, mobilization, range operations and museums. In this assignment, she coordinated with Joint Task Force North and Department of Homeland Security in support of their missions.  Part of this complex operational environment included partnerships with Federal, state and local law enforcement, emergency operations and aviation agencies.  She also worked with the Federal Aviation Administration and the Federal Communication Commission on land management, operation of unmanned/ manned aerial systems in restricted airspace, and electromagnetic spectrum issues.

Mrs. Malarchik’s tactical assignments include plans specialist, Army Community Service chief, and Child and Youth Services director. She was actively involved with Army Community of Excellence program, work force development, garrison continuous improvement, and child care program management.  As a business manager, she was recognized by the Department of the Army as a cost warrior and assisted other program managers with activity based-costing and executing millions of dollars in cost-saving initiatives. 

As a continuous learner, Mrs. Malarchik distinguished herself in the Army Management Staff College Sustaining Base Leadership Management program, the Department of Defense Executive Leadership Management Program, and the Harvard Kennedy School of Government Senior Executive Fellows Program.  Throughout her civilian career, she has been involved in a wide-span of professional and community support activities, such as mentorship initiatives, leading small faith groups, serving on state and community advisory boards, and national child development program validation.  She also completed a 4 year pastoral program and is certified as a lay minister. 

Mrs. Malarchik began her military career in the Vermont Army National Guard and as a distinguished military graduate of the University of Vermont Reserve Officer Training Corps.  She served as an Army military intelligence officer working at battalion and corps levels where she participated in operations with US Army Europe and NATO.  She took a 10 year break serving the military to raise four children with her husband, John who also served as an Army infantry officer. 

Over the past 20 years, Mrs. Malarchik has been recognized with numerous commander’s awards for civilian service, superior civilian service awards and meritorious civilian service awards.  At the Naval War College, she received the James V. Forestall award for excellence in strategy and force planning.  In 2004, she was recognized with a Department of the Army cost initiative award.  She successfully led the Fort Huachuca Child Development Center staff through three national accreditations, received an Order of the White Plume award for program excellence and was awarded an Army Training and Doctrine Command bold grant to study process benchmarking.

Heidi Malarchik