DEVCOM commanding general makes first visit to Armaments Center

By Eric KowalNovember 17, 2023

PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. - Brig. Gen. John M. Cushing, U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command (DEVCOM) Commanding General with Chris Grassano, Armaments Center Director, during a visit to Picatinny Arsenal on Nov. 16.
PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. - Brig. Gen. John M. Cushing, U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command (DEVCOM) Commanding General with Chris Grassano, Armaments Center Director, during a visit to Picatinny Arsenal on Nov. 16. (Photo Credit: U.S. Army photo by Todd Mozes) VIEW ORIGINAL

PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. - Brig. Gen. John M. Cushing, U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command (DEVCOM) Commanding General met with DEVCOM Armaments Center leadership at Picatinny Arsenal on Nov. 16.

Cushing assumed the position of DEVCOM commanding general during a ceremony in September. The visit to Picatinny on Thursday was his first since taking command.

During an office call with Chris Grassano, Armaments Center Director, Cushing also met with other members of the U.S. Army Senior Executive Service to include David Castellano, Executive Director of the Munitions Engineering and Technology Center, Anthony Sebasto, Executive Director of the Enterprise and Systems Engineering Center, and Cindy Perazzo, Executive Director of the Weapons and Software Engineering Center.

PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. - Brig. Gen. John M. Cushing, U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command (DEVCOM) Commanding General met with DEVCOM Armaments Center leadership at Picatinny Arsenal on Nov. 16 to include Chris Grassano, Armaments Center Director, David Castellano, Executive Director of the Munitions Engineering and Technology Center, Anthony Sebasto, Executive Director of the Enterprise and Systems Engineering Center, and Cindy Perazzo, Executive Director of the Weapons and Software Engineering Center.
PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. - Brig. Gen. John M. Cushing, U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command (DEVCOM) Commanding General met with DEVCOM Armaments Center leadership at Picatinny Arsenal on Nov. 16 to include Chris Grassano, Armaments Center Director, David Castellano, Executive Director of the Munitions Engineering and Technology Center, Anthony Sebasto, Executive Director of the Enterprise and Systems Engineering Center, and Cindy Perazzo, Executive Director of the Weapons and Software Engineering Center. (Photo Credit: U.S. Army photo by Todd Mozes) VIEW ORIGINAL

The commanding general then toured several Armaments Center facilities where he received hands on briefings and demonstrations from engineers and scientists who are charged with leading research, development and engineering efforts for Army transformation.

DEVCOM is a team of world-class scientists, engineers, analysts, technicians and support staff who are fully focused on empowering America’s Soldiers today and in the future. DEVCOM leverages cutting-edge technologies such as artificial intelligence, quantum effects, autonomy, robotics, advanced energetics, and synthetic biology to give Soldiers the ability to see, sense, decide and act faster than their adversaries.

As part of DEVCOM, the Armaments Center mission is to lead innovative research and lifecycle engineering of armaments solutions.

PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. - Brig. Gen. John M. Cushing, U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command (DEVCOM) Commanding General receives a briefing on the Next Generation Squad Weapons (NGSW) Program from Lt. Col. Micah Rue, Product Manager Individual Weapons.
PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. - Brig. Gen. John M. Cushing, U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command (DEVCOM) Commanding General receives a briefing on the Next Generation Squad Weapons (NGSW) Program from Lt. Col. Micah Rue, Product Manager Individual Weapons. (Photo Credit: U.S . Army photo by Todd Mozes) VIEW ORIGINAL