Nestled in Oklahoma’s McAlester Army Ammunition Plant lies a little-known Joint Munitions Command asset ready to deploy to meet urgent ammunition operations requirements not only for the JMC enterprise, but for the Department of Defense worldwide.
The Mobile Ammunition Renovation Inspection and Demilitarization team stands ready for rapid deployment to perform immediate ammunition services to maintain the overall quality and reliability of the ammunition stockpile and to perform demilitarization operations. The team operates under the foundations of munitions safety, quality and environmentally sound practices. MARID provides the JMC enterprise and DOD with critical ammunition services for storage, distribution, maintenance and demil operations.
MARID Program Coordinator, Wade McMath, and Program Analyst, Cody Nelson, support the project management, coordination and assembly of unique mission-specific teams at MCAAP. When JMC identifies a MARID mission, the requirements office assigns the mission by contacting the MARID coordinators and funding a project at MCAAP. MARID supports planned JMC and other Life Cycle Management Command workload requirements. Major mission events are coordinated through JMC.
McMath and Nelson handpick MCAAP employees with the skillsets necessary to support each particular mission. Succinctly, MARID operationalizes munitions readiness to support multi-domain operations.
MCAAP’s Mobile Ammunition Renovation Inspection and Demil Team stands ever ready for rapid worldwide deployment to perform ammunition services, or other services as needed, to maintain the overall quality and reliability of the Army’s ammunition stockpile and to perform demilitarization as required.