DETROIT ARSENAL, Mich. -- Michigan Governor Rick Snyder stopped by to visit the headquarters of the U.S. Army TACOM Life Cycle Management Command (LCMC) at the Detroit Arsenal on Friday, February 17. "Michigan is leading the nation in terms of talent," Snyder said during his visit, "It's no surprise that the Army's TACOM LCMC has Michigan's best logisticians, engineers and project managers taking care of our Soldiers."

Snyder received a command briefing hosted by TACOM LCMC Deputy to the Commander Mike Viggato and other TACOM senior leaders. The TACOM leaders showed him how they work closely with Michigan government, industry and academia partners to manage a diverse set of product lines throughout their lifecycle to support our nation's warfighters. Snyder was also briefed on TACOM's impact on the Michigan economy and how during Fiscal Year 2011 TACOM spent over two billion dollars in contracts with Michigan companies.

"We were very happy to have Governor Snyder visit TACOM today so that he could see close hand the positive impact that we have not only on the state of Michigan, but on our support to our Soldiers in the field around the world," Viggato commented. "Protecting our sons, daughters, sisters, and brothers is our first priority."

The governor also had the chance to meet with TACOM associates during his visit and toured the U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center. Snyder was given a close up look to see new and improving Soldier equipment and vehicle technologies being developed by the TACOM Life Cycle Management Command and how these are helping our warfighters.

The TACOM LCMC unites all of the organizations that focus on Soldier and ground systems throughout their entire life cycle and its mission is to develop, acquire, field, and sustain Soldier and ground systems for America's warfighters. TACOM has over 23,000 employees located at over 130 locations worldwide.

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