Maj. Gen. Darren Werner, commanding general for the Tank-automotive and Armaments Command and Command Sgt. Maj. Jerry Charles present the FY2020 Industrial Operations Safety Awards from TACOM and the Army Materiel Command to Col. Jack Kredo, commander for the Red River Army Depot and depot Sgt. Maj. Quentin Washington.
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Tank-automotive and Armaments Command Commanding General Maj Gen. Darren Werner, Red River Army Depot Commander Col. Jack Kredo and RRAD Deputy Commander Patton Tidwell conduct a virtual meeting with Congressman Pat Fallon and members of his staff during Werner’s visit to Red River April 28, 2021.
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RED RIVER ARMY DEPOT, Texas – During a two day visit to Red River Army Depot, Maj. Gen. Darren Werner, commanding general for the Tank-automotive and Armaments Command, emphasized the importance of taking care of the workforce and keeping the team trained. Werner also discussed modernization efforts to ensure Red River is viable in the future and received in-depth briefings on the depot’s current operations.

“I truly appreciate the people of Red River and all the great work you do,” Werner said. “You are one of the jewels that makes up the crown of the OIB (Organic Industrial Base).”

Werner was accompanied by TACOM’s Command Sgt. Maj. Jerry Charles for the visit.

Werner also received an update on the depot’s Project Inclusion program, an Army-wide initiative created to improve diversity, equity and inclusion across the force and build cohesive teams.

“The idea of project inclusion is not to disenfranchise our current workforce but to figure out how we can make the team better and to also increase diversity within the entire team,” he said.

During the visit, Werner also conducted virtual meetings with congressional members including Texas Congressman Pat Fallon as well as staff members from the offices of Senator Ted Cruz and Senator John Boozman. The congressional and staff members expressed their interest in being accessible by depot leadership in an effort to keep Red River viable for the future.

“Sustaining these great relationships with congressional staff members are vital for not only us at TACOM but for each of the arsenals and depots,” Werner said. “We need members of the Senate and Congress advocating for the people and for the work that they carry out each day.”