By Cherish WashingtonJanuary 14, 2011
REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- One of the U.S. Army Materiel Command's top leaders started his first official day of work here Monday.
Lt. Gen. James H. Pillsbury, deputy commanding general of AMC, has officially completed his move from the northern Virginia area to the Tennessee Valley fulfilling another step in AMC's BRAC transition.
The 2005 BRAC law dictated that the U.S. Army Materiel Command is to relocate its headquarters from Fort Belvoir, Va. to Redstone Arsenal, Ala. by September 2011, which sparked the moving of employees and their families.
"Huntsville is like home. My children and my first grandchild live here," Pillsbury said.
Pillsbury already has a history with Redstone Arsenal. He served as the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Life Cycle Management Command, or AMCOM, Commanding General and led Redstone Arsenal as senior mission commander from 2003 to 2007.
As the deputy commanding general of AMC, Pillsbury's primary responsibility is leading more than 70,000 men and women worldwide in support to the warfighter with everything from everything from technology, acquisition, support, materiel development, logistics power projection, and sustainment.
During a 2007 exit interview, Pillsbury promised he'd return to the Tennessee Valley.
Well, he's back and bringing a new vision to Redstone. The U.S. Army Materiel Command: providing America's warfighters with the decisive edge.