Anniston Army Depot named Depot Source of Repair for Booker Combat Vehicle

By TACOM Public and Congressional Affairs OfficeJuly 27, 2023

M10 Booker (U.S. Army photo)
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Pvt. Robert D. Booker
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Staff Sgt. Stevon A. Booker
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ANNISTON ARMY DEPOT, Alabama — In a move that will enhance combat capabilities, the Army has selected Anniston Army Depot as the Depot Source of Repair for the M10 Booker Combat Vehicle. The DSOR designation comes on the heels of the Department of Defense’s contract award of $257.6 million to General Dynamics Land Systems for production of the M10 Booker, a highly lethal, survivable and mobile direct-fire combat vehicle designed to dominate ground threats on the multidomain battlefield.

In a memo dated July 13, 2023, signed by Gen. Charles R. Hamilton, commanding general of Army Materiel Command, the Program Executive Office Ground Combat Systems recommended ANAD as the primary system DSOR for several reasons: it has been identified by the original equipment manufacturer as the manufacturing facility for the M10 Booker vehicles; it is designated a Center of Industrial and Technical Excellence for tracked and wheeled ground combat vehicles (excluding the Bradley); it has the most experience of any Army depot with similar vehicles, especially the Abrams; it offers the largest Direct Labor Hour capacity applicable for ground combat vehicles; and it can fully support the expected M10 Booker manpower loading.

Designed and manufactured by GDLS, the M10 will enhance the combat capabilities of the Army’s infantry brigade combat teams.

The Army will receive the first production vehicle in late November 2023, which will be manufactured at Anniston Army Depot. The depot was selected by GDLS because of its ability to handle new and increased workload supporting the M10 Booker repair and overhaul, including facilities for assembly, disassembly, component repair, testing and storage.

The M10 Booker is named after two enlisted Army soldiers who served our Nation selflessly during times of great conflict – Medal of Honor recipient Pvt. Robert D. Booker, who perished in World War II; and Distinguished Service Cross recipient Staff Sgt. Stevon A. Booker, who died from injuries sustained in Operation Iraqi Freedom.