ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL, Ill. -- The Army Sustainment Command hosted the governor of Illinois, the commanding general of the Army Material Command, and the assistant secretary of defense (logistics and materiel readiness), and other distinguished visitors here July 1.

Gov. Pat Quinn received a briefing on ASC and RIA tenants from Maj. Gen. John Wharton, commanding general, Army Sustainment Command and Rock Island Arsenal. During other times of the day, Gen. Dennis Via and AMC Command Sgt. Maj. Ronald Riling, and Alan Estevez also received a briefing and toured the island.

Quinn visited the ASC, Quad City Manufacturing Laboratory and other areas of the island. Estevez visited ASC, LOGCAP personnel (Logistics Civil Augmentation Program), Army Contracting Command -- Rock Island, and Joint Munitions Command.

Via and Riling also toured ASC and JMC, and met with Quinn, state legislators and a Congressional staffer.

Via's wife, Linda, and Melinda Riling, the wife of Riling, also toured the island, accompanied by Wharton's spouse, Rebekah. Col. Elmer Speights Jr., commander, Installation Management Command -- Rock Island, and his wife, Norricia, served as their hosts.

Via participated in the JMC change of command, with Estevez and Riling in attendance, on July 2.