WARREN, Mich. -- In a formal ceremony held this morning at the Detroit Arsenal, Maj. Gen. Gwen Bingham took over as the commander of the U.S. Army TACOM Life Cycle Management Command (LCMC), succeeding outgoing commander Maj. Gen. Michael J. Terry.

Officiating at the ceremony was Gen. Dennis L. Via, Commanding General, U.S. Army Materiel Command. Via told the audience that "Maj. Gen. Bingham is a trailblazer and exceptional Army leader."

Bingham received a warm welcome by the workforce and she told the crowd how excited she was to be at TACOM. "I'm humbled, I'm proud and I am very grateful all at the same time." Bingham later commenting on the importance of the Detroit region to the command said, "There is nothing that we do inside our gates without the full and outstanding support from those outside our gates."

Bingham previously served as commanding general, U.S. Army White Sands Missile Range, N.M. She has served at every level from company through theater support command, and held a wide variety of important staff positions.

Terry had served as TACOM commanding general since June 2012. He will retire after 35 years of distinguished service, during an August 15 ceremony hosted by the 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) at Ft. Hood, Texas.

The TACOM LCMC integrates Army acquisition, logistics, and technology responsibilities, authorities, and processes to enable a closer relationship among all its partner organizations that develop, acquire, and sustain the capabilities provided by ground and soldier systems around the world. Their mission is to provide and sustain mobility, lethality, and survivability for soldiers, other services, and our Allies through ground combat, automotive, marine and armaments technologies. Headquartered in Warren, Mich. with a workforce of approximately 19,000 worldwide, TACOM supports over 2,000 fielded systems and over 34,000 components that make those systems work.