WARREN, MICH. (June 21, 2012) -- In a formal ceremony held this morning at the Detroit Arsenal, Maj. Gen. Michael J. Terry took over as the commander of the U.S. Army TACOM Life Cycle Management Command (LCMC), succeeding outgoing commander Maj.Gen. Kurt J. Stein.

Officiating at the ceremony was U.S. Army Materiel Command Deputy Commander Lt. Gen. Dennis L. Via. "Mike has plenty of sand in his boots and knows what it takes to support our warfighters," Via told the audience when speaking about Terry. "He has experience, vision, and passion to position TACOM for exciting years ahead."

Terry received a warm welcome by the workforce and he told the crowd how excited he was to be at TACOM. "In the short time that I've been here, I've witnessed the dedication and professionalism of the staff," Terry commented. "I give you my word that I will do my very best to match your commitment to excellence."

Terry previously served at Fort Shafter, Hawaii, where he was the commanding general of the 8th Theater Sustainment Command. He has commanded at every level from company through theater support command, and held a wide variety of important staff positions.

Stein had served as TACOM commanding general since January 2010. He will be going to Fort Bragg, N.C., where he will be commanding general of the 1st Theater Sustainment Command.

The TACOM LCMC integrates Army acquisition, logistics, and technology responsibilities, authorities, and processes to enable a closer relationship among all its partner organizations that develop, acquire, and sustain the capabilities provided by ground and soldier systems around the world. Their mission is to provide and sustain mobility, lethality, and survivability for soldiers, other services, and our Allies through ground combat, automotive, marine and armaments technologies. Headquartered in Warren, Mich. with a workforce of approximately 23,000 worldwide, TACOM supports over 2,000 fielded systems and over 34,000 components that make those systems work.