By Mrs. Jennifer Bacchus (AMC)September 26, 2013
ANNISTON ARMY DEPOT, Ala. -- Brig. Gen. Kristin French toured the Anniston Munitions Center Sept. 18. It was her first visit to Anniston.
French accepted command of Joint Munitions Command July 2. Last week's visit was part of a tour of JMC organizations in order to become more familiar with the missions and leadership of each.
"We always appreciate the opportunity to showcase the great work being done by the employees at ANMC to our senior leaders," said ANMC Commander Lt. Col. David Schmitt. "Our goal for the visit was to help Brig. Gen. French better understand the work we do and challenges we face. It means a lot to the workforce that the commanding general took time to visit us."
During French's visit, she toured the Missile Recycling Center, Multiple Launch Rocket System Recycling Center, demolition operations, a Tube-launched, Optically-tracked, Wire-guided missile maintenance facility and a Terminal High Altitude Area Defense missile storage facility.
For both French and JMC Command Sgt. Maj. Anthony Bryant, the recycling mission at ANMC was a highlight. Though it was Bryant's third visit, it was his first time to see the Missile Recycling Center.
"It was good to see the motivated workforce here, even as some of them move toward the end of a mission," said Bryant.
"The recycling processes here help us save money and gain efficiencies for the Army and the Joint Munitions Command," said French.
But, it was ANMC's personnel who impressed her most. French said she enjoyed having the opportunity to speak with both the leadership and the workforce.
"We know our missions will be changing as the Army draws down in Afghanistan and transitions, but I know our workforce will be flexible through these coming changes," she said.