ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- The U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command, or DEVCOM, Analysis Center, known as DAC, welcomed Mr. Larry Larimer as their new director during the Assumption of Responsibility Ceremony on September 6. Larimer, a Tier 2 Senior Executive Service member, took over for Interim Director Brig. Gen. David Trybula, who had been serving in that role since January.
Maj. Gen. Edmond ‘Miles’ Brown hosted the ceremony at Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD in front of Mr. Larimer’s family and friends and the DAC workforce.
“It’s refreshing to get the opportunity to be here,” Larimer said. “We have an organization with the right people and the right knowledge, skills, and abilities. I’m excited to be here at a time where we can move out and take our capabilities towards the future force.”
Larimer enlisted in the Army and then attended the United States Military Academy, receiving his commission as an infantry officer in 1986. He retired at the rank of Colonel in 2014 with 31 years of active service. He received a Master of Science degree in operations research from the Naval Postgraduate School in 1997. He later went on to receive another Master of Science degree with a focus on strategic studies from the U.S. Army War College in 2008.
Prior to DAC, Larimer was the director of the Futures Integration Directorate, Futures and Concepts Center, known as FCC, Fort Eustis, VA. Before his assignment with FCC, Larimer served as director of the 3rd Studies and Analysis Directorate under The Research and Analysis Center - White Sands Missile Range, or TRAC-WSMR, where he was responsible for the management and execution of studies to inform senior Army and Department of Defense decisions about manning, equipping, and organizing Army forces.
Following the ceremony, Larimer held a DAC all hands meeting to address the workforce’s questions and provide his leadership philosophy and priorities.
“Analysis is a team sport,” said Larimer. He further emphasized the need for continued learning and encouraged seeking educational opportunities. By engaging in exchange programs with other locations and pushing teammates towards varied sides of the analytical process, Larimer urged DAC to pursue further endeavors to become elite teammates in the world of analytics.