ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL, Ill. -- The Department of Army's logistics expert, Bill Moore, provided the Joint Munitions Command staff a candid discussion on current issues affecting the U. S. Army, during a commanders forum held, here, March 28.

Appointed to the Senior Executive Service in October 2006, Moore is currently the Headquarters, Department of the Army, Assistant Deputy Chief of Staff, G4, responsible for Army logistics plans, policy and programs. He develops and executes Army strategy, policy, plans and programs for logistics and sustainment. His expertise provided the JMC staff an opportunity to hear directly from a senior Pentagon leader with extensive logistics experience.

Moore's engagement with the JMC staff included a discussion of the Army G-4's lines of effort, the current state of the Army, growing the number of Soldiers in the Army, updates to the Army's force structure, Logistics Modernization Program issues and logistics initiatives, which included ammunition readiness.

"The Army has under-invested over the past several decades," said Moore. "We face rising near-peer threats around the world which makes [it critical] to conduct assessments and focus on strategy." Moore feels reinvesting in conventional ammunition is a top priority of the Army.

Prior to his JMC meeting, Moore shared highlights from his more-than-30 years of employment with the United States from assignments in personnel, engineering, logistics, force modernization, training, and leadership development. He spoke on career development to more than 400 federal employees, offering advice and encouragement for their own career paths.

Joint Munitions Command manages 16 installations which produce small-, medium- and large-caliber conventional ammunition items for the Department of Defense. JMC is the sustainment and logistics integrator for life-cycle management of ammunition and provides a global presence of technical support to U.S. combat units wherever they are stationed or deployed.