Directorate of Public Works(DPW) provides and maintains Fort Hamilton's infrastructure and facilities to protect the health and welfare of soldiers, their families, tenants, and civilians. We advise and assist the garrison commander and staff on all maters involving all facilities on the installation, including current and future real property usage, maintenance, repair and replacement of facilities, environmental requirements and efficiencies, snow removal, and coordination of housing requirement. The DPW is divided into five divisions: Engineering and Planning, Environmental, Operations and Maintenance, Housing, and Business Operations.
Business Operations and Integration Division (BOID) provides management of directorate resources, information technology, human resources, and organizational strategic planning. Provides financial planning, analysis, programming support, and industrial engineering services. Provides oversight to the customer service program, including improvement of business practices and evaluation of customer feedback.
DPW’s Engineering Plans and Service Division provides professional engineering and architectural expertise for the timely and quality design of execution of construction programs, contract administration, facilities inspection, and quality assurance to sustain, restore and modernize Fort Hamilton’s infrastructure as per mission requirements, as well as to improve the quality of life for soldiers and civilians living and working at Fort Hamilton.
The Fort Hamilton environmental program strives to attain and maintain optimum performance in regulatory compliance; prevention of releases of hazardous substances; and assessing actions for adverse environmental effects in order to enhance human health, safety, and well-being while strengthening the Army ability to perform at its maximum capability.
The GIS Center, located within the DPW, provides a service to the Garrison Command, Fort Hamilton Directorates and its staff, Supporting Units, and numerous A/E firms contracted with Fort Hamilton. GIS has been used extensively for installation management, master planning and facility utilization, force protection and critical infrastructure protection, planning charettes, visualization scenarios, spatial analysis and complex modeling, environmental compliance and management, general mapping, and Antiterrorism/Force Protection support.
Fort Hamilton offers military support for the New York metropolitan area including the Army National Guard and the United States Army Reserve. Fort Hamilton is located near Brooklyn, New York and has its headquarters in the Military District of Washington. Fort Hamilton is also home to the 1179th Transportation Brigade and the 722nd Aero-medical Staging Squadron. Almost 100 percent of soldiers stationed at Fort Hamilton live on base. Off-post housing is expensive and difficult to find. The New York area rentals are cost-prohibitive and scarce.
The Mission of the Operations and Maintenance Division is to effectively and efficiently provide services that support the facilities and infrastructure on Fort Hamilton.