By Mr. Gideon Rogers (AMC)July 25, 2019
McALESTER ARMY AMMUNITION PLANT, Okla. -- Commanding General, Joint Munitions Command, Brig. Gen. Michelle M.T. Letcher, met with plant leadership today as part of JMC's quarterly update of the munitions organic industrial base (OIB) arsenals, depots, and ammunition plants.
MCAAP Commander, Col. Shane Upton, hosted the event, which was also attended by Lake City Ammunition Plant (LCAAP) Commander, Lt. Col. Dana Crow.
LCAAP is a government-owned contractor-operated (GOCO) Army installation located in Independence, Missouri, and produces small caliber munitions for the joint warfighter. It is a subordinate command of MCAAP.
The event reinforced JMC's campaign plan, which positions JMC assets to support the Army Materiel Command (AMC) in three strategic focus areas: Readiness, Future Force, and People.
The end state for Readiness is to deliver ready, reliable and lethal munitions readiness at all levels of war; the end state for the Future Force is to modernize command that's resourced, responsive and effective; the end state for People is a resilient, professional workforce executing and promoting the JMC mission.
"Our organic industrial base, of which MCAAP and LCAAP are included, must strive to maximize capacity while growing the right capabilities for our future force," said Letcher.
Both MCAAP and LCAAP commanders provided status updates to the commanding general on the execution of the campaign plan.
Discussions during the day involved improving and modernizing current capabilities in managing the munitions life cycle to provide munitions readiness for complex multi-domain operations.
Letcher also toured various critical mission areas on MCAAP that actively sustain JMC's munitions priorities to support operational requirements, capabilities and readiness around the world.
"This update gave us the opportunity to showcase our dedicated MCAAP workforce and demonstrate to the CG that we are executing the vision of providing ready, reliable, lethal munitions, to sustain global readiness for our nation," said Upton.
"It was a great opportunity to discuss Lake City's mission execution with the CG, and how it affects the JMC mission and vision for readiness and future force requirements," said Crow.
MCAAP receives, stores, ships, produces, renovates and demilitarizes conventional ammunition. MCAAP provides Centralized Ammunition Management (CAM) for training ammunition and contingency stocks for Army units in the Southwest Region.