Mrs. Cherie Westphal

Mrs. Westphal assumed the role of Deputy Garrison Manager at the Detroit Arsenal in January 2021.  With more than 25 years of experience serving at military installations around the globe, she is currently responsible for managing all installation management services and base operations at Detroit Arsenal. In this capacity she helps guide personnel services, public works, emergency response, security, morale, welfare and recreation as well as strategic planning for the entire installation with a workforce of more than 500 Department of the Army Civilians, Non-Appropriated Fund personnel, and contractors that serve of community of 40,000 individuals.

During 2022, she served as the Garrison Manager at the Detroit Arsenal.  In this capacity she was responsible for all installation management services and base operations.  There are approximately 7,500 civilian/contract workers and 250 military on the arsenal, which is the only Active Duty Military Installation in Michigan.

Her previous assignment was as the Chief of the Plans Analysis and Integration Office, U.S. Army Garrison Hawaii from June 2019 to January 2021.  In this position she led the strategic planning, organizational improvement and Knowledge Management program of the Garrison. Prior to U.S. Army Hawaii, Ms. Westphal worked in multiple positions in Installation Management Command supporting military families around the globe.  Assignments include leadership, personnel and analyst positions in Korea, Germany, Schofield Barracks Hawaii and San Antonio, TX.

Cherie holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Maryland.  She has completed all Civilian Education System courses and is an IMCOM Stalwart winner.  She is married to 1SG (USA (Ret) Doug Westphal and has three children.

Career Chronology:

  • Aug 22 – Pres              Deputy Garrison Manager, Detroit Arsenal
  • Mar 22 – Aug 22         Garrison Manager, Detroit Arsenal
  • Jan 21 – Mar 22           Deputy Garrison Manager, Detroit Arsenal
  • May 19 – Jan 21            Chief, Plans Analysis and Integration Office, USAG Hawaii
  • May 18 – May 19           Program Analyst, US Army Health Contacting Command
  • Oct 14 – May 18            Chief, Plans Analysis and Integration Office, USAG Stuttgart
  • Jun 11 – Oct 14              Transition Coordinator, Warrior Transition Unit, JBLM
  • Jul 08 – Jun 11              Lead Plans Specialist/Plans Specialist, USAG Daegu
  • Nov 02 – Nov 08          Chief, Manpower, Personnel and Payroll Office, USAG Hawaii
  • Jul 00 – Nov 02           Personnel Specialist, Community & Family Support Center, FMWR
  • Dec 97 – Jul 00            Executive Housekeeper, Tripler Army Lodging, FMWR, USAG HI

Educational Degrees:

  • Master of Science in Management and Leadership, Western Governors University, DEC 2022
  • Bachelor of Science, Business Administration, University of Maryland, 2005

 Significant Training:

  • AMSC Civilian Education System Continuing Education for Senior Leaders Course, 2020
  • AMSC Civilian Education System Advance Course, 2017
  • Army Communities of Excellence Writers Course, 2016
  • AMSC Civilian Education System Intermediate Course, 2015
  • AMSC Civilian Education System Basic Course, 2009
  • Army Communities of Excellence Examiners Course, 2009

 Awards and Honors:

  • Superior Civilian Service Award (2011)
  • Meritorious Civilian Award (2021)
  • Civilian Service Commendation Medal (2017)
  • Achievement Medal for Civilian Service (2021, 2019, 2008)
  • IMCOM Stalwart Award (2018)
  • Employee of the Quarter (2010, 2016)
  • FMWR Legendary Service Award (2004)

 Professional Memberships and Associations:

  • Mentor, US Army Pacific Command Emerging Leader Program 2021