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U.S. ARMY MATERIEL COMMAND
U.S. Army Materiel Command is the Army’s primary logistics and sustainment command, developing and delivering materiel readiness solutions to ensure globally dominant land force capabilities. As one of four Army Commands, Army Materiel Command leads and directs logistics and sustainment efforts, managing the Army’s global supply chain across the Total Force to best meet Army readiness requirements, ensuring the best-equipped and sustained fighting force in the world.
The command’s complex missions range from manufacturing and maintenance to transportation and technological upgrades. From managing the Army’s arsenals, depots and ammunition plants to maintaining Army Prepositioned Stocks, both on land and afloat, Army Materiel Command assures supply availability — ensuring America’s fighting force has the right equipment in the right location and the right time. The command is headquartered at Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, has a presence or impact in all 50 states and more than 150 nations.
U.S. ARMY AVIATION & MISSILE COMMAND
The Aviation and Missile Materiel Enterprise is composed of the Aviation and Missile Command; the Army Contracting Command-Redstone; the Program Executive Office, Aviation; and the Program Executive Office, Missiles and Space.
AMCOM’s mission is to provide and sustain world-class aviation and missile systems to the joint warfighter to support national security and defense strategies.
It 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 ready for the Soldier. AMCOM sustains six of the Army’s major warfighting systems and the majority of its Force Management Support 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 that provides worldwide calibration support. USATA is also home to the Army Primary Standards Laboratory, a state-of-the-art precision measurement systems facility.
U.S. ARMY SECURITY ASSISTANCE COMMAND
The Security Assistance Command leads the Aviation Missile Command’s Security Assistance Enterprise by building and sustaining U.S. global partnerships; it does this by developing and managing security assistance programs and foreign military sales for the Army. USASAC is called the Army’s “Face to the World” because it is the primary entry point for U.S. Army materiel and service-related foreign military sales requirements.
USASAC works to build partner capacity, support geographic Combatant Command engagement strategies and strengthen U.S. global partnerships. The command carries out U.S. Army security assistance programs, including sales of military defense items and services to eligible foreign governments. USASAC is responsible for life cycle management of such sales, from pre-letter of request to development, execution and closure.
The U.S. Army Security Assistance Training Management Organization, a subordinate command of USASAC, can deploy teams from its engagement and aviation branches to provide worldwide training tailored to any country for equipment it has purchased.
U.S. ARMY CONTRACTING COMMAND
The Army Contracting Command is a two-star level command with a one-star subordinate command —the Mission and Installation Contracting Command — and six major contracting centers that support AMC’s life cycle management commands and major subordinate commands. These centers also provide contracting support to several program executive offices and program managers that support the Army’s major acquisition programs. ACC also has eight contracting support brigades, 13 contracting battalions, and 68 contracting teams stationed throughout the world in support of the Soldier.
ACC’s Soldiers, civilians and contractors support warfighters worldwide by buying equipment, supplies and services vital to our Soldiers’ missions and well-being.
As the Army’s principal buying agent, ACC offers the contracting expertise of some of the best-trained people in the service, ready to support the warfighter while overseeing 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 U.S. and globally.
ACC professionals are dedicated to providing the highest quality of contracting support to all customers whenever and wherever needed. A combat multiplier, the Army Contracting Command is doing its part to keep the Army strong.
U.S. ARMY COMBAT CAPABILITIES DEVELOPMENT COMMAND AVIATION & MISSILE CENTER
The U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command, Aviation & Missile, also known as CCDC AvMC focuses on meeting current and future life cycle needs for aviation and missile systems to support the joint warfighter.
The CCDC AvMC team of more than 9,500 military, civilian and contractor employees has built a reputation for finding creative solutions, rapidly transitioning technologies and providing synergistic expertise to customers and stakeholders who include Program Executive Offices, program managers, Department of Defense and other federal agencies, academia and industry.
CCDC AvMC’s top three priorities include:
- Readiness: Provide aviation and missile systems solutions to ensure victory on the battlefield today
- Future Force: Develop and mature Science and Technology to provide technical capability to our Army’s (and nation’s) aviation and missile systems
- Soldiers and People: Develop the engineering talent to support both Science and Technology and the aviation and missile material enterprise
CCDC AvMC is a valued partner for the joint warfighter because it rapidly provides technology, critical materiel, analyses and system support for about 20 missile systems, 10 aviation platforms, numerous unmanned platforms and other major weapon systems.
LOGISTICS DATA ANALYSIS CENTER
Logistics Data Analysis Center’s (LDAC) mission is to provide timely and integrated life cycle logistics information, knowledge and expertise to Soldiers globally so it can meet its full-spectrum operational requirements.
LDAC maintains the Logistics Information Warehouse (LIW), which is the Army’s official single authoritative logistics data repository, and provides crucial logistics information through analytical tools and business intelligence solutions to effectively acquire, manage, equip and sustain the materiel requirements of the U.S. Army.
LDAC is composed of four centers:
- The Enterprise Integration Center: Technical and Data Experts;
- The Logistics Engineering Center: Strategic Solutions for Acquisition Logistics;
- The Soldier Support Center: LDAC’s Logistics Data and Processes SMEs;
- The Global Support Center: LDAC’s Face to the Field.
LDAC and its functionally diverse centers are involved in the Army’s materiel development process. It develops and trains for software applications, standards and policies to ensure a viable Integrated Product Support strategy and programs that optimize system and equipment readiness and availability to meet operational demands.
U.S. ARMY SPACE & MISSILE DEFENSE COMMAND/ARMY FORCES STRATEGIC COMMAND
The U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command serves as the Army Service Component Command to the U.S. Strategic Command and fulfills the Army’s requirement to provide trained and ready space and missile defense professionals and capabilities throughout the Joint Force.
USASMDC/ARSTRAT also conducts space and missile defense operations and provides planning, integration, control and coordination of Army forces and capabilities. It is the Army’s force modernization proponent and operational integrator for global space, missile defense and high altitude capabilities. The commanding general is the senior commander for U.S. Army Kwajalein Atoll and Fort Greely, Alaska, and the senior Air Defense Artillery officer for the Army.
USASMDC/ARSTRAT is a multi-faceted, multi-component warfighting team of two brigades, a Technical Center and Future Warfare Center, globally synchronized to provide space and missile defense capabilities supporting both the U.S. Army and U.S. Strategic Command.
The command’s major operational element consists of the 1st Space Brigade and the 100th Missile Defense Brigade, headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colorado, with additional operational elements around the world (23 locations/11 time zones).
The 1st Space Brigade provides trained and ready space forces to conduct continuous global space force enhancement, space support, and space control and contingency activities in support of combatant commanders, U.S. government agencies and international partners.
The 100th Missile Defense Brigade (Ground-based Midcourse Defense) is a multi-component brigade consisting of active-component Army and Army National Guard Soldiers in Colorado, California and Alaska who defend the homeland from intercontinental ballistic missile attacks.
The Technical Center manages science, technology, research and development. It provides critical technologies that meet today’s requirements and address future needs, enabling Warfighter effectiveness in the core competencies of directed energy, space, high altitude systems, cyberspace and missile defense.
The Future Warfare Center is the command’s architect for future force design. It develops and integrates innovative doctrine, concepts, and capabilities; trains and educates agile, adaptive, and ready Soldiers and Leaders; executes life-cycle management for Army Space Operations Officers (FA 40); develops the Army Space Cadre; and enables informed decision making through studies, analysis modeling, and simulation within the capabilities of Army and Joint Space, Missile Defense, and High Altitude.
USASMDC/ARSTRAT is also the Army proponent for the Army astronaut program.
PROGRAM EXECUTIVE OFFICE, AVIATION
Program Executive Office, Aviation (PEO Aviation) leads and executes the life-cycle management for all Army Aviation Weapons Systems. The organization serves Soldiers and our nation by designing, developing, delivering, and supporting advanced aviation capabilities for operational commanders and our allies.
PEO Aviation is statutorily responsible for the execution of nine Major Defense Acquisition Programs representing 30% of Army Acquisition, and serves as the Milestone Decision Authority (MDA) for 15 programs of record with a robust portfolio of supporting capabilities. In addition to supporting Combat Aviation Brigades (CABs) and Combatant Commands, PEO Aviation provides critical aviation capabilities to support other U.S. government agencies including the National Guard and Department of Homeland Security. Also, PEO Aviation supports building aviation capacity of approximately 70 partner nations through Foreign Military Sales.
PEO Aviation is best known for the Apache, Black Hawk, Chinook, Gray Eagle, and Shadow. It is also known for support systems such as Lakota for aviation training and light utility; the C-12 family of fixed wing; and Non-Standard Rotary Wing aircraft. Aviation Systems products support radio and ground support equipment used across our platforms. PEO Aviation also provides forward-deployed pilots, training, and logistics to COCOMs.
PEO Aviation’s top priority is to reduce the burden on the Soldier. Our primary emphasis is on effectively delivering enhanced capabilities to commanders so they can continue to execute the challenging missions they perform every day.
The PEO Aviation is the manager for eight Project Offices including:
- Apache Attack Helicopter Project Office.
- Aviation Systems Project Office.
- Aviation Turbine Engines Project Office.
- Cargo Helicopters Project Office.
- Fixed Wing Aircraft Project Office.
- Future Vertical Lift Project Office.
- Multi National Aviation Special Project Office.
- Unmanned Aircraft Systems Project Office.
- Utility Helicopters Project Office.
PROGRAM EXECUTIVE OFFICE, MISSILES & SPACE
The mission of Program Executive Office Missiles and Space (PEO MS) is to develop, field, and sustain Missile and Space Systems for the U.S. and Coalition Warfighters that Provide a Decisive Battlefield Advantage. To accomplish this, PEO MS provides centralized management for all Army Tactical and Air Defense Missile Programs. To enhance multi-domain warfighting capabilities, PEO MS serves as a key link between the Warfighter and the technology base to ensure that integration and interoperability are achieved with Army programs. To meet the needs of the Warfighter, PEO MS manages eight (8) Project Offices.
- The Integrated Air and Missile Defense (IAMD) Project Office is responsible for developing, acquiring, fielding, and sustaining the IAMD Battle Command System (IBCS) within an overarching construct that supports the integration of current and future sensors and weapons providing an effective IAMD capability at all echelons.
- The Lower Tier Project Office (LTPO) develops, produces, fields, and sustains air and missile defense systems to defend the lower tier within the terminal defense segment of the Ballistic Missile Defense System architecture.
- Cruise Missile Defense System (CMDS) is responsible for delivering the materiel solutions that provide Warfighters the ability to detect and defeat Cruise Missiles, Unmanned Aircraft Systems, Rotary and Fixed Wing Threats, and Rockets, Artillery and Mortars.
- The Counter-Rocket, Artillery, Mortar (C-RAM) Project Office provides for the overall life cycle management of automated air and missile defense command and control systems, force protection systems-of-systems, and counterfires and counter target acquisition radars.
- The Missile Defense and Space Systems (MDSS) Project Office provides Army acquisition expertise and management for several missile defense and space system related areas.
- The Precision Fires Rocket and Missile Systems (PFRMS) Project Office provides for the Precision Fires family of launchers and munitions in support of the Warfighter’s long-range field artillery requirements.
- The Joint Attack Munition Systems (JAMS) Project Office provides life cycle support for all Army aviation rockets, launchers, and missiles.
- The Close Combat Weapon Systems (CCWS) Project Office provides the best capabilities in a timely, reliable, and responsive manner in support of Warfighter needs at home and abroad.
In support of the Army Modernization Strategy and the newly established Futures Command, PEO MS directly supports the Long Range Precision Fires and Air and Missile Defense priorities and contributes to the Soldier Lethality, Positioning Navigation Timing, and the Future Vertical Lift Cross-Functional Teams. It accomplishes this through active Program Manager participation directly within the Cross Functional teams, helping to ensure rapid prototyping and fielding efforts can be properly aligned to longer term modernization strategy to ensure capabilities can be properly matured and sustained.
U.S. ARMY REDSTONE TEST CENTER
The Redstone Test Center is a U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command tenant activity on Redstone Arsenal. The center provides cutting-edge test and evaluation support for customers. Its mission is to provide superior technical expertise and state-of-the-art facilities to plan, conduct, analyze and report the results of tests on aviation, missile and sensor systems, subsystems and components.
Services are provided to ensure the safety, performance and reliability of military hardware and embedded software in field operations. To provide the best technical results for the customer’s dollar, the center uses the most effective combinations and sequences possible of testing, modeling and simulation. Its strength lies in a skilled workforce dedicated to furnishing the safest and most effective weapons systems to Soldiers.
U.S. ARMY GARRISON – REDSTONE
U.S. Army Garrison-Redstone executes daily operations effectively and efficiently with a qualified and professional workforce of civil service and contractor personnel. Each member of the Garrison strives for excellence to make certain our tenant organizations can execute their peacetime and wartime missions without concern about any interruption in home station support. Workers focus on the installation’s continued viability and sustainability, achieved through strategic planning and appropriate execution of services and programs.
USAG-Redstone’s mission is to operate an installation that assures the success of its joint and interagency team working around the globe and into space.
The garrison maintains over 14 million square feet of administrative and RDT&E building space, 200 miles of roads, eight major test ranges, an airfield, a railhead with two spurs, two barge docks and six gates on the installation. USAG-Redstone is committed to the health, welfare and morale of Soldiers, their families and the civilian workforce.
The Family and Morale, Welfare & Recreation, Army Community Services, Religious Support Office and civilian support agencies are crucial providers of services and outreach, performing exceedingly well in a coordinated effort to ensure that resiliency on Redstone Arsenal is sustained. Redstone Arsenal continues to maintain a strong community partnership that has proven beneficial.
2ND RECRUITING BRIGADE
The 2nd Recruiting Brigade recruits for the Active Army and Army Reserve in eight Southeast states and in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. The brigade’s geographical footprint is 362,700 square miles, and it is supported by eight recruiting battalions and 46 recruiting companies. It partners with 930 colleges, 52 ROTC programs, 3,600 high schools and 24 vocational trade schools. Annually, 2nd Recruiting Brigade recruits over 22,700 new Soldiers in support of the U.S. Army Recruiting Command.
2nd Recruiting Brigade’s strategic mission is to expand the Army’s influence and external networks through community engagements and partnerships to increase and engage the qualified market. This mission is facilitated by partnering with organizations such as the Association of the United States Army, 100 Black Men of America, Kiwanis International, the League of United Latin American Citizens, Veterans of Foreign Wars, and the Association for Career and Technical Education.
FOX ARMY HEALTH CENTER
Fox Army Health Center provides access to quality and cost-effective primary care for patients while maintaining a state of readiness for mobilization. Fox transformed from a hospital with inpatient services to a primary care Health Center in January 1996.
Fox is one of several military medical treatment facilities in TRICARE Region IV and works with Humana Military, Veterans Affairs (VA) and other organizations to develop a fully integrated health system within the region. Fox Army Health Center is part of the Regional Health Command – Central, headquartered in San Antonio.
More than 60,000 people rely on FAHC for direct health care, public health and education, occupational medicine and industrial hygiene, among other services. These include active duty and their family members, retirees and their family members, civil servants and contracted personnel.
Patient Centered Medical Home is a new approach to health care that puts the patient at the center of every decision with regard to medical care. The health center’s PCMH is composed of three teams: Blue Team, Red Team and White Team. The Blue Team’s mission is to optimize the health, well-being and medical readiness of the “Human Weapon System” through a dedicated approach to Warfighter Medicine. Blue Team’s clinic provides physical exams, medical readiness and deployment screenings to support the military’s wartime mission.
The Red and White teams provide comprehensive medical care to the beneficiaries of Fox Army Health Center, including adult and family medicine as well as pediatrics and minor outpatient procedures. All TRICARE Prime patients enrolled at FAHC and assigned to this clinic will have a Primary Care Manager who will coordinate any specialty care, thus ensuring continuity, timeliness and appropriateness of referrals. The Advice Nurse system is available after normal business hours.
In addition to a busy outpatient pharmacy service, the clinic offers laboratory and radiological service. The Behavioral Health Division provides mental health treatment. The Wellness Center provides patient and community health education and promotions, environmental health activities and surveillance of communicable diseases. The Health Center employs 232 military and civilian employees and is accredited by the Joint Commission.
U.S. Army Audit Agency
The U.S. Army Audit Agency’s mission is to serve the Army’s evolving needs by helping senior leaders assess and mitigate risk and by providing solutions through independent internal auditing services for the benefit of Army Soldiers, Civilians, and Families.
The Agency is the Army’s internal audit organization, and it plays a critical role in Army governance. The Agency examines all Army operations and programs. Its goal is to be recognized as a model organization with an engaged workforce of respected professionals who, guided by innovation and integrity, help the Army overcome challenges in high-risk areas.
TELEPHONE: U.S. Army Audit Agency
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U.S. ARMY ENGINEERING & SUPPORT CENTER, HUNTSVILLE
The U.S. Army Engineering and Support Center serves U.S. forces, their families and the nation by providing specialized technical expertise, global engineering solutions and cutting-edge innovations through centrally managed programs that support national interests.
The center is a major element of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and employs more than 900 people from engineering and support disciplines with an annual payroll of more than $70 million. Though in Huntsville, it serves the Department of Defense and other government organizations worldwide.
The center’s original mission was to support ballistic missile defense but over time it has expanded into installation support, ordnance and explosives, engineering, chemical demilitarization programs and the Environmental and Munitions Center of Expertise.
Its programs are both national and global, broad in scope and require integrated facilities or systems that cross geographical boundaries, require centralized management or require commonality, standardization, multiple-site adaptation or technology transfer.
The center’s major directorates aiding its diverse group of global customers are:
- Installation Support and Programs Management.
- Ordnance and Explosives.
- Chemical Demilitarization.
- Environmental and Munitions Center of Expertise.