ANNISTON ARMY DEPOT, Ala. -- Seven former leaders of Anniston Army Depot met with current leaders to discuss the present state of the depot and ways to ensure the installation thrives going forward.

"We want your feedback on what you see in terms of the good, the bad and the ugly," Col. Joel Warhurst, ANAD's commander said to those who had once held his leadership role.

Col. (retired) Alexander Raulerson, who served as the depot commander from 2004-2007 and is currently a member of the Senior Executive Service as the director of the Army G-4's Corporate Information Office.

Raulerson said he was pleased to be able to join the conference.

"It's all about building readiness and lethality right along with it," he said.

Raulerson was joined by Col. (retired) Greg Potts, who served as commander from 1997-1999; Col. (retired) Gerald Bates Jr., who commanded ANAD from 2001-2004; Col. (retired) Brent Bolander, who was the installation's commander from 2012-2015; Nathan Hill, the depot's civilian executive assistant from 1981-1999; Jack Cline, ANAD's deputy to the commander from 2005-2012; and Michael Burke, the deputy to the commander from 2012 to January of 2018.

The seven former leaders had a working lunch to discuss depot issues following a tour of several production facilities.