ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL, Ill. -- Brig. Gen. Kristin K. French, Joint Munitions Command commander, spoke at the Davenport, Iowa Rotary Club concerning her career, JMC's mission, and the vital relationship between Rock Island Arsenal and the Quad City community on April 21.

Throughout the years the club has hosted University Presidents, past Commanders of the Rock Island Arsenal, community leaders, and fellow Rotarians.

Popular speakers have made the Davenport Rotary Club a regular stop. University of Iowa men's coaches such as Lute Olsen and Forest Evashevski, Captain George Barr (one of Doolittle's Raiders), Senator Hubert Humphrey, former Special Assistant to President John F. Kennedy; Arthur Schlesinger, advice columnist Ann Landers, Green Bay Packer Football great Ray Nitschke, and former Special Prosecutor on Watergate, Leon Jaworski.

From its headquarters here, JMC operates a nationwide network of conventional ammunition manufacturing plants and storage depots, and provides on-site ammunition experts to U.S. combat units wherever they are stationed or deployed. JMC's customers are U.S. forces of all military services, and other U.S. government agencies, as well as allied nations. By managing ammunition from factory to foxhole, JMC is the global ammunition provider.