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Army Organizations (AMC Activities)

Headquarters, U.S. Army Materiel Command

AMC’s complex missions range from development of sophisticated weapons systems and cutting-edge research, to maintenance and distribution of spare parts.

AMC operates the research, development and engineering centers; Army Research Laboratory; depots;
arsenals; ammunition plants; and other facilities; and maintains the Army’s Prepositioned Stocks, both on land and afloat. The command is the Department of Defense (DoD) 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 Officers, the Army acquisition executive, industry, academia, and other related agencies. AMC 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. The command’s maintenance depots and arsenals overhaul, modernize, and upgrade major weapons systems – not just making them like new, but inserting technology to make them better and more reliable. It operates a network of Army field support brigades and battalions, logistics support elements, and brigade logistics support teams who identify and resolve equipment and maintenance problems, and materiel readiness issues for combatant commands.

AMC manages the multibillion-dollar business of selling Army equipment and services to friends and allies of the United States and negotiates and implements agreements for co-production of U.S. weapons systems by foreign nations. AMC provides numerous acquisition and logistics services to the other components of the DoD and many other government agencies.

AMC includes global surface transportation experts who provide the Warfighter with a single surface distribution provider for adaptive solutions that deliver capability and sustainment on time. AMC is located at Redstone Arsenal, Ala., and impacts or has a presence in all 50 states and in 146 countries.

AMC has a workforce of more than 67,000 dedicated military and civilian employees, many with highly developed specialties in weapons development, manufacturing, and logistics.

Mission: AMC develops and
delivers global readiness solutions to sustain Unified Land Operations, anytime, anywhere.

Vision: The Premier Provider of Army and Joint Readiness to
sustain the strength of the Nation.

U.S. Army Aviation & Missile Command

The Aviation and Missile Materiel Enterprise is comprised of the Aviation and Missile Command (AMCOM), the Aviation and Missile Research, Development and Engineering Center (AMRDEC), Army Contracting Command-Redstone, the Program Executive Officer (PEO) Aviation, and the PEO Missiles and Space.

AMCOM was created in 1997 as the result of the merger of the aviation portion of the U.S. Army Aviation and Troop Command and the U.S. Army Missile Command and includes the U.S. Army Test, Measurement, and Diagnostic Equipment Activity (USATA), AMCOM Logistics Center (ALC), and the Security Assistance Management Directorate (SAMD).

AMCOM also supports PEO Aviation and the PEO Missiles and Space as they execute their missions of acquiring and managing the Army’s aviation and missile systems. AMCOM performs several steps in the life cycle management of Army aviation and missile systems, including procurement of spare parts, flight safety, maintenance and overhaul, Foreign Military Sales, and, eventually, retirement or demilitarization.

AMCOM and the other members of the Aviation and Missile Materiel Enterprise ensure that the Army’s aviation and missile systems are technologically superior, affordable, and always ready for the Soldier. AMCOM supports six of the Army’s major warfighting systems, and the majority of the Army’s FMS cases.

AMCOM’s USATA is the Army’s functional and technical proponent for the Army-wide Test, Measurement, and Diagnostic Equipment Calibration and Repair Support Program providing worldwide calibration support. USATA is also home to the Army Primary Standards Laboratory, a unique state-of-the-art precision measurement systems facility.

AMCOM provides depot-level support to the Army’s aviation and missile systems at Corpus Christi Army Depot, and Letterkenny Army Depot. That support comprises specialized, complex maintenance and overhaul activities, performed by skilled artisans who are essential to keeping the Army’s systems ready for service. Resetting equipment, along with repairing crash and battle-damaged aircraft, are two key missions performed at AMCOM’s depots.

AMCOM provides supply and maintenance support directly to Army customers at any location, worldwide. A prime example is the Army’s Flight School at Fort Rucker, Ala., where AMCOM’s Aviation Center Logistics Command employs 3,000 workers who keep the Army’s training fleet of aircraft flying. In Iraq and Afghanistan, AMCOM operates Theater Aviation Sustainment Maintenance Groups, using assigned Soldiers, to provide required supply and maintenance support to forward- deployed combat aviation units.

AMCOM also operates multiple sites in the United States where aviation and missile systems are reset after returning from deployments in combat.

Mission: Provide and sustain
world class aviation & missile systems to the joint warfighter supporting national security & defense
strategies today & in the future.

Vision: Provider of
Choice for Aviation, Missile, and Test, Measurement and Diagnostic Equipment (TMDE) services.

U.S. Army Security Assistance Command

USASAC leads the AMC Security Assistance Enterprise by building and sustaining
U.S. global partnerships through effective Program Management of U.S. Army Foreign Military
Sales Cases.

USASAC leads the AMC Security Assistance Enterprise by building and sustaining U.S. global partnerships through effective Program Management of U.S. Army Foreign Military Sales Cases.

The U.S. Army Security Command is responsible for managing security assistance programs and Foreign Military Sales for the Army. USASAC is known as the Army’s “Face to the World,” because it serves as the primary entry point for U.S. Army materiel andservice-related FMS requirements.

USASAC develops and manages security assistance programs and Foreign Military Sales cases to build partner capacity, support geographic Combatant Command engagement strategies and strengthen U.S. global partnerships. USASAC implements approved U.S. Army security assistance programs, including Foreign Military Sales of defense articles and services to eligible foreign governments. USASAC is responsible for life cycle management of FMS cases, from pre-letter of request, to development, execution and closure. The command manages approximately 4,600 FMS cases valued at more than $130 billion. USASAC also manages the Army’s co-production program

In carrying out the Army security assistance mission, USASAC calls on all Army Materiel Command Life Cycle Management Commands as well as other Department of Defense agencies and U.S. industry for support. Each sale of equipment to overseas customers comprises the same “total package” of quality materiel, facilities, spare parts, training, publications, technical documentation, maintenance support and other services that AMC provides to U.S. Army units.

The U.S. Army Security Assistance Training Management Organization is a subordinate command of USASAC that can deploy teams from its engagement and aviation branches throughout the world to provide training tailored to a country for equipment purchased through FMS.

USASAC is headquartered at Redstone Arsenal, Ala., and has offices in New Cumberland, PA and Fort Belvoir, VA. Subordinate commands include USASATMO at Fort Bragg, NC and the Office of the Program Manager for the Saudi Arabian National Guard in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Liaison Officers are located at each Combatant Command, in addition to Afghanistan.

U.S. Army Contracting Command

ACC is a two-star level command with two subordinate one-star commands — the Expeditionary Contracting Command (for locations outside the continental U.S.) and the Mission and Installation Contracting Command — and six major contracting centers that provide support to AMC’s life cycle management commands and major subordinate commands. These centers also provide contracting support to several program executive offices and program managers supporting the U.S. Army’s major acquisition programs.

ACC’s Soldiers, civilians and contractors support warfighters worldwide by buying equipment, supplies and services vital to our Soldiers’ mission and well-being.

As the Army’s business conduit, ACC offers the contracting expertise of some of the best trained people in the Army, ready to support the warfighter while ensuring responsible stewardship of taxpayers’ funds. ACC ensures contracting support to the warfighter as mission requirements emerge and as the Army transforms and moves within the continental United States and throughout the globe.

An international business enterprise, the command awarded nearly 230,000 contracts in fiscal year 2012 valued at more than $74 billion, which is equal to 69 percent of the Army’s contract dollars and 15 percent of the total dollars spent on contracts by the entire federal government. ACC accomplishes this with more than 6,500 military and civilian employees at more than 100 locations worldwide.

With a wealth of contracting expertise, ACC professionals are dedicated to providing the highest quality of contracting support to all of their customers, whenever and wherever needed. A combat multiplier, the Army Contracting Command is doing its part to keep the Army strong.

Future Headquarters

Currently Under Renovation

A major subordinate command of the Army Materiel Command, the U.S. Army Contracting Command provides the Army with worldwide support by acquiring equipment, supplies and services vital to our Soldiers’ mission and well-being.

U.S. Army Expeditionary Contracting Command

Mission: Plan and execute effective and agile contracting support for U.S. Army Service Component Commanders in support of Army and Joint operations. Provide effective and responsive contracting support for OCONUS installation operations.

The U.S. Army Expeditionary Contracting Command provides effective and responsive contracting support to Army commanders, joint warfighters, and other Defense organizations across the full spectrum of military operations at locations around the globe. The ECC supports Soldiers and their families stationed overseas through the execution of installation contracting support for OCONUS U.S. Army garrisons. Its professional workforce, comprised of Soldiers, civilians, foreign local nationals and contractors, supports the nation’s warfighters by acquiring equipment, supplies and services that are vital to Soldiers’ missions and daily needs. ECC offers time sensitive and comprehensive contracting expertise ready to support the warfighter while ensuring responsible stewardship of taxpayers’ funds.

ECC is a major subordinate command of the U.S. Army Contracting Command headquartered at Redstone Arsenal. The one-star command is organized to accomplish its global operational missions through its nine Contracting Support Brigades, 17 Contingency Contracting Battalions, 16 Senior Contingency Contracting Teams, and 92 Contingency Contracting Teams.

A combat multiplier, this unique command has the capability to deploy anywhere in the world on short notice to provide operational commanders with contract support planning, contract policy and oversight, contract execution, contract administration and contractor surveillance in support of deployed forces. When designated as the lead service for contracting, ECC on order, will deploy the headquarters to establish a Joint Theater Support Contracting Command (JTSCC) with the authority to function as the Head of the Contracting Activity (HCA Authority) and provide contracting guidance and acquisitions solutions in support of the Joint Force Commander.

U.S. Army expeditionary contracting is doing its part to keep the Army strong as it provides effective, responsive contracting in support of Humanitarian Relief operations, Natural Disaster Response missions, combat operations and other contingency operations.

An international business enterprise, the command annually awards over 23,000 new contracts and completes over 47,000 contracting actions valued at more the $1.8 billion with a total contract value over $21 billion. This mission is accomplished by 657 military and 686 civilian employees at more than 30 locations worldwide. In addition to the OCONUS installation mission, the ECC supports 80 contingency contracting missions in 45 countries each year.

U.S. Army Aviation & Missile Research, Development & Engineering Center

The U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Research, Development, and Engineering Center (AMRDEC), part of the Research, Development and Engineering Command (RDECOM), focuses on meeting both current and future life cycle needs for aviation and missile systems in support of the Joint Warfighter.

AMRDEC’s team of more than 9,000 military, civilian and contractor employees has built a reputation for finding creative solutions, rapidly transitioning technologies, and providing synergistic expertise to customers and stakeholders which include Program Executive Offices, Program Managers, Department of Defense and other federal agencies, academia and industry.

AMRDEC’s three core competencies:

1. Develop manned and unmanned aviation and missile technologies and systems which create overwhelming lethality and decisive survivability on the battlefield

2. Perform manned and unmanned aviation and missile technologies systems engineering and integration, and rapidly transition technologies to the Joint Warfighter

3. Provide high-quality technical support to weapons systems and aviation systems throughout the life cycle

AMRDEC is a valued partner for the Joint Warfighter by rapidly providing technology, critical materiel, analyses, and system support for the entire life cycle. Approximately 20 missile systems, 10 aviation platforms, numerous unmanned platforms, and other major weapon systems are supported by AMRDEC.

AMRDEC’s engineers and scientists enjoy more than 1.6 million square feet of laboratory space at Redstone Arsenal. In addition to Redstone, AMRDEC has key personnel and facilities in Ft. Eustis and Hampton, VA; Moffett Field, CA; Corpus Christi, TX, and Colorado Springs, CO.

Mission: Deliver collaborative and innovative technical capabilities for responsive and cost-effective research, product development, and life-cycle systems engineering solutions.

Vision: Be a Joint Warfighter-focused, valued team of world leaders in Aviation and Missile Technologies and Life Cycle Systems Engineering.

Logistics Support Activity

Mission: Provide timely and integrated life cycle logistics information, knowledge, and
expertise in support of Soldiers globally to meet full spectrum operational requirements.

Vision: The Army’s premiere source of logistics information and expertise.

The Logistics Support Activity (LOGSA) supports Army operations through timely and integrated life cycle logistics information, knowledge, and expertise. LOGSA maintains the Logistics Information Warehouse (LIW), which is the Army’s official single authoritative logistics data repository. LOGSA provides critical logistics information capabilities through analytical tools and business intelligence solutions to effectively acquire, manage, equip, and sustain the materiel requirements of the U.S. Army. Today, LIW processes transactional data in volumes comparable to the NASDAQ; providing services to over 65,000 individual users and 150 direct trading partners worldwide.

To accomplish its mission, LOGSA is composed of four centers: Enterprise Integration Center (EIC), Logistics Engineering Center (LEC), Soldier Support Center (SSC), and Global Support Center (GSC).

  • EIC – LOGSA’s Technical and Data Experts
  • LEC – LOGSA’s Strategic Solutions for Acquisition Logistics
  • SSC – LOGSA’s Logistics Data and Processes SMEs
  • GSC – LOGSA’s Face to the Field

LOGSA and its functionally diverse Centers are deeply involved in the Army’s materiel development process. It develops and trains software applications, standards, and policy that ensure the establishment of a viable Integrated Product Support strategy and programs that optimize system/equipment readiness and availability to meet operational performance capabilities.

LOGSA continues to grow capabilities, educate users, and move toward its vision to become the Army’s
premiere source of logistics information and expertise. Across the full spectrum of life cycle logistics, LOGSA is exploiting leading edge information technology to create timely, accurate, actionable, and decisive logistics solutions.




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