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    JMC Assumption of Command Ceremony, 14 June 2018



    Story by Dorianne Whipple 

    Joint Munitions Command

    ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL, Ill. - The Joint Munitions and Lethality Life Cycle
    Management Command and Joint Munitions Command held an Assumption of Command Ceremony here, June 14, at Heritage Hall.

    Col. Michelle M.T. Letcher assumed the responsibility as the senior leader
    of the JM&L LCMC and JMC during a ceremony hosted by Gen. Gustave F. Perna, commander, Army Materiel Command.

    The Joint Munitions & Lethality Life Cycle Management Command is co-located at the Rock Island Arsenal, Illinois, and Picatinny Arsenal, New Jersey. The JM&L LCMC aligns three organizations to execute the Army's munitions and lethality mission: the Program Executive Office for Ammunition; the Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center; and the Joint Munitions Command.

    Col. Letcher said, "It's an honor to be here today on the historic Rock
    Island Arsenal. I am humbled by the opportunity to join this great team at Joint Munitions Command and the community here in the Quad Cities."

    Letcher arrives at Rock Island Arsenal after serving as the Executive
    Officer to the Commanding General of AMC, at Redstone Arsenal, Alabama. She is a native of Oak Forest, Illinois, and was commissioned in the Air Defense Artillery branch via the Reserve Officer Training Corps in 1995. She was branch detailed and became an Ordnance Officer in 1997. She has served in many command and staff positions during her military career.

    With this new assignment, Letcher will have the opportunity to serve on the same installation as her husband, Col. Kenneth Letcher, who leads the Joint Manufacturing and Technology Center on Rock Island Arsenal.

    "To be honest, I was starting to feel a bit left out as Ken and the boys
    immersed themselves into the Quad Cities and this great community embraced them back," added Letcher. "The stories have been endless and I look forward to being a part of the strong partnership between this community and the Arsenal."

    "Today I am proud to assume command of an organization that excels in
    sustaining readiness for our military - an organization that maintains a
    global presence wherever U.S. Forces operate," concluded Letcher.

    Joint Munitions Command produces small-, medium- and large-caliber
    ammunition items for the Department of Defense. The primary mission of JMC is to manage the production, storage, issue, and demilitarization of conventional ammunition for all U.S. military services. JMC is the
    sustainment and logistics integrator for life-cycle management of ammunition and provides a global presence of technical support to U.S. combat units wherever they are stationed or deployed.



    Date Taken: 06.14.2018
    Date Posted: 06.14.2018 17:07
    Story ID: 280988
    Location: ROCK ISLAND, IL, US 

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