TOBYHANNA ARMY DEPOT, PA. - Tom Lipyanic, a work leader in the Power Generators and Environmental Control Branch, briefs Maj. Gen. Randolph P. Strong on the Reset program, modifications to the Control Module and the Load Test for the 10-kilowatt generator. The generator is part of the Unmanned Aircraft System. The branch is part of the Systems Integration and Support Directorate.
Strong, commander of the CECOM Life Cycle Management Command, toured this and other depot facilities, such as the AN/TPS-75 radar test range and the C4ISR Finishing Center construction site. Strong was also the keynote speaker at a luncheon hosted by the Tobyhanna Army Depot chapter of the Association of the United States Army.
His briefing, titled "Building an Army C4ISR Center of Excellence," highlighted the changing nature of warfare from lots of bombs and bullets to precision strikes dependent on precise information. He noted that this change, which began after World War II, means that the communications-electronics field will continue to grow. He also talked about CECOM's move to Aberdeen Proving Grounds, Md., and its impact on the CECOM work force.
Tobyhanna's missions support all branches of the Armed Forces. The depot is the Army Center of Industrial and Technical Excellence (CITE) for Communications-Electronics, Avionics, and Missile Guidance and Control Systems and the Air Force Technology Repair Center (TRC) for ground communications and electronics.
About 5,700 personnel are employed at Tobyhanna, which is located in the Pocono Mountains of northeastern Pennsylvania.
Tobyhanna Army Depot is part of the U.S. Army CECOM Life Cycle Management Command. Headquartered at Fort Monmouth, N.J., the command's mission is to research, develop, acquire, field and sustain communications, command, control, computer, intelligence, electronic warfare and sensors capabilities for the Armed Forces.