Senior Leader Forum sets direction for JMC’s future

By Matthew Wheaton, Joint Munitions Command, Public and Congressional AffairsDecember 13, 2022

Lt. Gen. Larry Wyche, who retired in 2017 after 42 years wearing an Army uniform, was a special guest for the Senior Leader Forum, which took place Dec. 7-8 at the Joint Munitions Command’s headquarters at the Rock Island Arsenal in Rock Island, Illinois.  
Wyche reminded all those who attended the forum how important JMC employees are in supporting the Department of Defense’s mission.
1 / 2 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Lt. Gen. Larry Wyche, who retired in 2017 after 42 years wearing an Army uniform, was a special guest for the Senior Leader Forum, which took place Dec. 7-8 at the Joint Munitions Command’s headquarters at the Rock Island Arsenal in Rock Island, Illinois.
Wyche reminded all those who attended the forum how important JMC employees are in supporting the Department of Defense’s mission.
(Photo Credit: Photo Credit: Shawn Eldridge)
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During the Senior Leader Forum, which took place Dec. 7-8 at the Joint Munitions Command’s headquarters at the Rock Island Arsenal in Rock Island, Illinois, Col. Landis Maddox, the commander of the JMC, stressed that the Army is changing and JMC must follow suit.
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Col. Landis Maddox, the commander of the Joint Munitions Command, hosted a Senior Leader Forum (SLF) earlier this month.

The JMC Organic Industrial Base site commanders and the JMC's senior leaders participated in the two-day event, which took place Dec. 7-8 at the JMC's headquarters at the Rock Island Arsenal in Rock Island, Illinois.

The forum focused on paving the way to JMC 2030. A major emphasis of SLF was the importance of the use of data and analytics to achieve JMC’s strategic outcomes and support the warfighter of the future.

The use of data and analytics will ensure JMC receives the right information rapidly to make data backed decisions to ensure warfighters are ready, reliable, and lethal. This data-centric focus will allow JMC to be more predictive and proactive increasing response time to the Department of Defense and ally foreign partner’s needs.

During the forum, Maddox stressed that the Army is changing, and the JMC must follow suit.

“We have to use today’s technology today,” Maddox said.

Lt. Gen. Larry Wyche, who retired in 2017 after 42 years wearing an Army uniform, was a special guest for the SLF.

Wyche, who worked his way up the ranks from private to three-star general, and served as the fourth commander of the JMC, echoed Maddox.

“The fluidity of the world requires us to make better and faster decisions,” said Wyche, who reminded all those who attended the forum how important JMC employees are in supporting the DoD’s mission.

“You are the force behind the spear, and don’t let anyone tell you differently,” Wyche said. “Never take lightly the impact you have on our Warfighter.”

Maddox acknowledged there will be challenges ahead as the command focuses more on the use of data analytics. However, Maddox stated that he is confident any obstacle can be tackled. JMC is identifying the command’s vulnerabilities and is always focused on improvement.

“We’re going in the right direction. We’re on the road to greatness,” Maddox said. “We can’t do this without each other. Team JMC and JMC 2030 revolves around people. We are one enterprise.

“We need to stay agile and flexible to stay on course,” Maddox added.