Project Manager Close Combat Systems (PM CCS) recently hosted a two-day Home-on-Home (HoH) meeting with the United States Army Engineer School/Maneuver Support Center of Excellence headquartered at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo.

For thousands of Soldiers and Joint, Interagency, Intergovernmental and Multinational Engineers, the engineer school provides the training needed to provide full spectrum engineer capabilities to the Joint Force Commander.

The HoH program leverages the capabilities of each organization, sharing knowledge and experience to produce the best doctrine, training, and materiel solutions.

Brig. Gen. Jonathan Maddux, Program Executive Officer for Ammunition, welcomed Brig. Gen. Peter DeLuca, the engineer school commandant and his staff.

Together, they encouraged teamwork and innovation in understanding how each organization's mission and priorities can best reinforce PM CSS' ability to provide critical war-fighting capabilities and vital training.

Strong customer partnerships are one of the blueprints for PM CCS' success.

"PM CCS is committed to maintaining a thriving partnership with the engineer school, which is one of our largest customers," said Col. Steven Cummings, Project Manager Close Combat Systems. "The HoHs have proven to be a successful platform for open dialogue."

In almost a decade of combat, PM CCS has been called upon repeatedly to respond to urgent requirements from the field.

PM CCS has responded with 97 urgent materiel releases, 26 type classifications, and the fielding of more than 33,000 counter- improvised explosive device products.

Its programs under management has more than doubled over the same period.

As one of the Army's largest and most diverse project offices, PM CCS manages and sustains 187 active and 1,007 total programs that provide counter explosive hazard, area denial, combat munitions, and support munitions capabilities.

"PM CCS is dedicated to the sustained success of today's Army through urgently fielding critical warfighting capabilities and providing vital training and sustainment," Cummings said.