DETROIT ARSENAL, Mich. -- U.S. Army Materiel Command Commanding General Gen. Gustave "Gus" Perna visited the Army's Tank-automotive and Armaments Command headquarters at the Detroit Arsenal on March 22-23, 2018.

During his visit he recognized two TACOM Integrated Logistics Support Center employees for their contributions to supply availability for his top priority -- readiness.

"As we continue to drive our Army to be ready for the next contingency -- amidst the reality that it may be soon and fierce -- the difference between readiness and reacting is lives lost," Perna said.

Perna recognized TACOM ILSC employees Larry Ruehlen and Erin Steel with commander coins for their efforts.

• Larry Ruehlen is ILSC's Supervisory System Analyst - Supply Chain Management. He was recognized as one of TACOM's top strategic supply analysts. His efforts included actions to increase forecasts on items identified as supply and readiness drivers.

• Erin Steel is ILSC's Group Leader for Data Management, Analysis, and National Maintenance. She is the lead for TACOM's industrial base programs and is recognized as TACOM's expert for depot maintenance forecasting and workload.

"I firmly believe that while the fundamentals of capitalism are the cornerstone of industry, I am responsible for making sure the materiel readiness of the United States Army is ready for the next war," Perna stated.