By Ms. Donna M Edwards (TACOM)April 17, 2019
Tank-automotive and Armaments Command's Command Sgt. Major Ian Griffin talks with Soldiers from the 3rd Recruiting Battalion during a 1st Sgt. training session.
The Soldiers are at the Detroit Arsenal as part of their annual recruiters training.
TACOM's highly skilled and uniquely qualified professionals around the world are critical to supporting Army readiness. The personal commitment of TACOM's workforce ensures our men and women in uniform receive the support they need and deserve.
TACOM's six arsenals, manufacturing centers and depots manufacture and reset ground and support equipment, generating readiness and operational capability throughout Army formations as part of the Army's Organic Industrial Base. When the force needs equipment or parts manufactured, repaired, upgraded or modernized, industrial artisans from the Army's OIB deliver.
TACOM's workforce includes highly skilled and uniquely qualified professionals, from industrial artisans to senior logisticians and business analysts. The largely civilian workforce is critical to supporting Army readiness. We must shape the organization for efficiency, and ensure our workforce has the right people in the right positions doing the right work. Our efforts must be focused on output and an end state that provides materiel readiness for our Army.
TACOM's Integrated Logistics Support Center facilitates warfighting readiness for U.S. forces by executing repair parts planning and supply chain management for over 3,500 weapon systems. These systems form the core of America's ground combat capability. When the force needs critical readiness driver components delivered, whether at home or abroad, it depends on TACOM. TACOM is improving Equipment On-Hand rates across the Army, moving millions of pieces of equipment to the right units to ensure the Army's ability to deploy, fight and win.
The Detroit Arsenal, home to TACOM headquarters, is the only active-duty U.S. Army installation in the tri-state (Michigan, Ohio and Indiana) area. Detroit Arsenal and its Michigan-based personnel contribute billions of dollars in economic impact to the state's economy each year.