REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. – The U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command Aviation & Missile Center welcomed back a familiar face to lead its workforce of more than 11,000 engineers, scientists, researchers and support staff in delivering advanced technologies as required by the Army’s strategic priorities and support to its Cross-Functional Teams.
Jeffrey Langhout assumed the duties of DEVCOM Aviation & Missile Center director Jan. 17. No stranger to the organization, Langout served in a variety of leadership roles at AvMC from April 2013 to October 2018, when he became the director of the DEVCOM Ground Vehicle Systems Center in Warren, Michigan.
Dr. Juanita Christensen, who precedes Langhout as AvMC director, has been selected as the new deputy chief of staff for logistics, facilities and environmental, G-4, at the Army Materiel Command, also effective Jan. 17.
“Both leaders have contributed significantly to the mission of DEVCOM, Army Futures Command and the Army and we are extremely appreciative of everything they have done in their current positions,” said Maj. Gen. John George, DEVCOM commanding general.
The DEVCOM Aviation & Missile Center, headquartered at Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the Army’s research and development focal point for advanced technology in aviation and missile systems. It is part of the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command (DEVCOM), a major subordinate command of the U.S. Army Futures Command. AvMC is responsible for delivering collaborative and innovative aviation and missile capabilities for responsive and cost-effective research, development and life cycle engineering solutions, as required by the Army’s strategic priorities and support to its Cross-Functional Teams.