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US Army Materiel Command (AMC).

LTG Edward M. Daly, USA

Deputy Commanding General

MG Robert D. Harter, USA

Chief of Staff

CSM Rodger Mansker, USA

Command Sergeant Major

The US Army Materiel Command is the Army's premier provider of materiel readiness--materiel development, logistics power projection, and sustainment--to the total force, across the spectrum of joint military operations.

The command's complex missions range from managing the lifecycle of sophisticated weapons systems to maintenance and distribution of spare parts. AMC oversees the Army's Organic Industrial Base including manufacturing depots, maintenance arsenals and ammunition plants; maintains the Army's prepositioned stocks, both on land and afloat; and supports delivery of both people and equipment around the world. The command is also the Department of Defense executive agent for the chemical weapons stockpile and for conventional ammunition.

To develop, buy, and maintain materiel for the Army, AMC works closely with program executive offices, the Army acquisition executive, industry, academia, and other related agencies. AMC also handles the majority of the Army's contracting including a full range of contracting services for deployed units and installation-level services, supplies, and common-use information technology hardware and software. AMC accounts for 70 percent of the Army's contract dollars.

As leader of the Army's Organic Industrial Base, AMC manages 23 one-of-a-kind facilities. The Organic Industrial Base overhauls, modernizes, and upgrades major weapons systems--not just making them like new, but inserting technology to make them better and more reliable. The base manufactures and resets the Army's equipment, generating readiness across formations.

AMC is regionally aligned and globally responsive, providing assets through a team of teams that includes Army Field Support Brigades, Contracting Support Brigades and Transportation Brigades, all of which identify and resolve equipment and maintenance challenges, and materiel readiness issues for Combatant Commands. The command handles diverse missions that reach far beyond the Army. For example, AMC manages the multibillion-dollar business of selling Army equipment and services to partner nations and allies of the United States, and negotiates and implements agreements for co-production of US weapons systems by foreign nations. AMC includes global transportation experts who provide the Warfighter with a single surface distribution provider for adaptive solutions that deliver capability and sustainment on time.

Headquartered at Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, AMC impacts or has a presence in all 50 states and more than 144 nations across the globe. The command's 63,000-strong workforce includes dedicated military and civilian employees, many with highly developed specialties in weapons development, manufacturing and logistics.

AMC is the premier provider of Army and Joint readiness to sustain the strength of the nation. From contracting and manufacturing to supply, distribution to sustainment and resale, AMC touches every phase of the materiel life cycle. As the Army's lead materiel integrator, AMC commands the global supply chain by delivering materiel readiness to Joint Forces worldwide.


* Army Contracting Command at Redstone Arsenal, AL

* Aviation and Missile Life Cycle Management Command at Redstone Arsenal, AL

* Army Sustainment Command at Rock Island Arsenal, IL

* Communications-Electronics Life Cycle Management Command at Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD

* Joint Munitions Command at Rock Island Arsenal, IL/Joint Munitions and Lethality Life Cycle Management Command at Picatinny Arsenal, NJ

* Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command at Scott Air Force Base, IL

* Tank-automotive and Armaments Command at Warren, MI

* US Army Security Assistance Command at Redstone Arsenal, AL
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Publication:Defense Transportation Journal
Date:Jun 1, 2019
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