REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- After ten months of site visits and internal assessments, the U.S. Army Materiel Command changed its mission and vision statement.

Creating the new mission and vision began with AMC's Commanding General, Gen. Dennis L. Via, completing his initial assessment of the command. He visited each of AMC's major subordinate commands and combatant commanders during his first year and directed the research behind creating the new mission and vision.

AMC's new mission is: AMC develops and delivers global readiness solutions to sustain unified land operations, anytime, anywhere.

AMC's new vision is: The premier provider of Army and joint readiness to sustain the strength of the nation.

The AMC Strategic Integration directorate was tasked to ensure the statement adequately aligned Department of the Army requirements, national security documents, and Via's intent for AMC.

"Our newly redefined mission statements express AMC's requirement to equip, sustain, integrate and enable the Army with readiness solutions and its responsibility in fully preparing and sustaining forces with innovative and cutting-edge capabilities," Dr. Myra S. Gray, director of Strategic Integration directorate, said.

"The key is readiness. It is about being poised to support the next contingency whether it is a combatant need or humanitarian one, which is why the mission statement key words are 'develop', 'deliver' and 'readiness'," she continued.

"The AMC vision reflects key tenets of unified land operations. Unified land operations is the responsibility of the Army in ensuring the nation maintains a ready land force and we [AMC] are the premier providers for sustaining the Army and joint readiness," Gray stated.

"Again, the concept of readiness is key," said Gray. "AMC remains focused on being the premier provider for the needs of the Army and joint allies in support of the nation's overall readiness for all future operations."