CECOM Commander Hosts Visit of AMC Senior Leader
June 8, 2010
ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - The U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Command (CECOM) Commander and senior leadership hosted the future U.S. Army Materiel Command (AMC) Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations here and discussed progress achieved and future requirements as the command continues its implementation of 2005 Base Realignment and Closure law.
Major General Randolph P. Strong briefed Brig. Gen. Larry Wyche, currently commander of AMC's Joint Munitions Command, about contributions of CECOM and its worldwide centers to warfighters. As part of the command presentation, CECOM directors summarized the core competency areas of their organizations and how they support overseas contingency operations, Reset activities that ensure readiness and BRAC implementation.
Strong emphasized command priorities to include the drawdown in Iraq, the buildup in Afghanistan and the relocation from Fort Monmouth, N.J., to Aberdeen Proving Ground (APG), Md. "At the end of the day, it's about the warfighter," he said. "As the Army continues to transform, our job stays the same-to continue our superior service to the warfighter, no matter where we are located."
"We have more than 1,700 personnel now working at APG," Strong added. "The center of [mass] is beginning to shift; and we are in the midst of the execution phase of this move." Strong explained that two CECOM Center Directors---Dave Sharman, Logistics and Readiness Center, and Ned Keeler, Software Engineering Center---have already relocated their headquarters to APG. The CECOM Deputy to the Commander, Edward C. Thomas, also relocated this past February.
"CECOM plays a vital role in overseas operations," said Strong who recently returned from visiting and observing CECOM forward elements in theater and emphasized the command's capabilities and initiatives in support of forces deploying as well as returning from deployments.