Benet Lab's Josh Root (center with coat), briefs Brig. Gen. McGuiness about composite machining. The Army's Program Executive Officer for Ammunition, Brig. Gen. John J. McGuiness, visited the Watervliet Arsenal and Benet Laboratories, in April 2013. If the composite machine could talk, via the MTConnect Challenge applications, then production planners would have real-time information on the machine's operational status.