• Chris White, building manager, Lake City Army Ammunition Plant, Independence, Mo., discusses the 7.62 mm legacy case manufacturing process with Maj. Gen. John Wharton, commanding general, Army Sustainment Command, Rock Island Arsenal, Ill., Dec. 3. ASC Command Sgt. Maj. James Spencer (foreground) observes. (Photo by Crystal Rankin, Lake City Army Ammunition Plant)

    Chris White, building manager, Lake City Army...

    Chris White, building manager, Lake City Army Ammunition Plant, Independence, Mo., discusses the 7.62 mm legacy case manufacturing process with Maj. Gen. John Wharton, commanding general, Army Sustainment Command, Rock Island Arsenal, Ill., Dec. 3. ASC...

  • Chris White, building manager, discusses the 7.62 mm modernized backend case cell process and capabilities compared to the old legacy processes and equipment with Maj. Gen. John Wharton, commanding general, Army Sustainment Command. To White's left is Lt. Col. Lawrence Cannon, Lake City Army Ammunition Plant commander. (Photo by Crystal Rankin, Lake City Army Ammunition Plant)

    Chris White, building manager, discusses the...

    Chris White, building manager, discusses the 7.62 mm modernized backend case cell process and capabilities compared to the old legacy processes and equipment with Maj. Gen. John Wharton, commanding general, Army Sustainment Command. To White's left is...

  • Chris White, building manager, welcomes Maj. Gen. John Wharton, ASC commanding general, and Col. Joseph Dalessio, McAlester Army Ammunition Plant commander, to a manufacturing facility Dec. 3 at Lake City Army Ammunition Plant, Mo. White gave an overview of the facility's production capability and on the personnel who work there. (Photo by Crystal Rankin, Lake City Army Ammunition Plant)

    Chris White, building manager, welcomes Maj...

    Chris White, building manager, welcomes Maj. Gen. John Wharton, ASC commanding general, and Col. Joseph Dalessio, McAlester Army Ammunition Plant commander, to a manufacturing facility Dec. 3 at Lake City Army Ammunition Plant, Mo. White gave an...

  • Chris White, building manager, discusses the 7.62-cal. and .50-cal. gauge and weighing process with Maj. Gen. John Wharton, ASC commanding general, Dec. 3 at the Lake City Army Ammunition Plant, Mo. (Photo by Crystal Rankin, Lake City Army Ammunition Plant)

    Chris White, building manager, discusses the...

    Chris White, building manager, discusses the 7.62-cal. and .50-cal. gauge and weighing process with Maj. Gen. John Wharton, ASC commanding general, Dec. 3 at the Lake City Army Ammunition Plant, Mo. (Photo by Crystal Rankin, Lake City Army Ammunition...

Maj. Gen. John Wharton, commanding general, U.S. Army Sustainment Command, Rock Island Arsenal, Ill., toured facilities at Lake City Army Ammunition Plant located in Independence, Mo.

Accompanying Wharton was ASC Command Sgt. Maj. James Spencer. The visit was in early December.

LCAAP, located 34 miles east of Kansas City, was established in December 1940. It was the first of 12 small arms plants run by the Army, its organizational website states. It is commanded by Lt. Col. Lawrence Cannon.

The plant reports to the Joint Munitions Command, headquartered at RIA. Both ASC and JMC fall under the Army Materiel Command. AMC's mission is to develop and deliver global readiness solutions to sustain Unified Land Operations, anytime, anywhere.

LCAAP supports this by conducting contract oversight and providing quality small caliber munitions to the warfighter and operates the North American Regional Test Center.

LCAAP can produce small arms cartridges, components such as percussion and electric primer, pyrotechnics, small-caliber ammunition (5.56 mm; 7.62 mm; .50- caliber and 20 mm), demilitarization and disposal of small caliber ammunition and explosives, and perform reliability testing of small-caliber ammunition (5.56 mm; 7.62 mm; 9 mm; .22-caliber; .45-caliber; and .50-caliber).

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