☷Joint Munitions Command Welcomes New Commander
U.S. Army ( By Press Release office)
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Former Joint Munitions Command Commander , Brig . Gen . Gavin J . Gardner , the current Commanding General of Army Materiel Command , Gen . Edward “Ed” M . Daly , and the new JMC Commander , Col . Landis C . Maddox , leave the parade field after passing the flag during a change of command ceremony held at the Rock Island Arsenal on May 2 , 2022 . Commanding General of Army Materiel Command , Gen . Edward “Ed” M . Daly , passes the Joint Munitions Command flag to Col . Landis C . Maddox , the new commander for JMC during a change of command ceremony held at the Rock Island Arsenal on May 2 , 2022 . The new Joint Munitions Command Commander , Col . Landis C . Maddox , provides remarks during a change of command ceremony held at the Rock Island Arsenal on May 2 , 2022 . ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL , Ill . – The Joint Munitions Command held its change of command ceremony , May 2 , at Memorial Field on the Rock Island Arsenal , during which Brig . Gen . Gavin J . Gardner relinquished command to Col . Landis C . Maddox . The ceremony was officiated by the Commanding General Army Materiel Command ( JMC’s higher headquarters ) , Gen . Edward “Ed” M . Daly . “A change of command is a time - honored tradition which denotes a significant milestone in the history of an Army organization . It’s the juxtaposition so to speak of an organization’s achievements: past , present , and future . An opportunity , if you will , to recognize an organization with hallowed halls of lineage and history , and to reflect on , and acknowledge the leadership of the commanding general who gave purpose , direction , and motivation . It is also a time to charter the incoming commander with the challenge to look forward to the future and build on an already impressive organizational resume , ” said Daly . Gardner thanked the JMC workforce for its unwavering efforts during the two years he was in command . “Our people was my No . 1 priority when I got here two years ago , and I can unequivocally assure Col . Maddox and I have discussed this , and that priority remains and endures . It does not change . I promise this speech won’t be that long , because people on this great arsenal need to get back to doing what they always do , which is produce readiness for our Army like they’ve been doing since 1862 . But I would like to say a personal thanks to all my JMC teammates , the soldiers , the commanders , our civilians , our contractors , and the Quad - Cities community - - our partners who have truly taken care of me and my family the past two years , for this I am eternally grateful , ” said Gardner . Daly echoed the sentiment about JMC employees , “You are truly the unsung heroes of the battlefield . You are the linemen on the football team . Your numbers are seldom called during a game , but try to fight a war and win a war without you , and it can’t be done . I want to thank all the members of the Joint Munitions Command for what you do each and every day for our Army , our country , and for the joint force . ” “When you take care of your team , they’ll take care of you . And this is a core value here at JMC . Our people are uniquely qualified professionals , from our industrial artisans to our installation logisticians , to our security professionals and our business experts . Our team remains focused on our joint forces readiness . Our leaders across our 17 installations fully understand and execute the balance of today’s readiness , while understanding the imperative to modernize , all while keeping our people forefront in our minds . … It has been my privilege and honor to lead this command , ” said Gardner . Gardner will move to Camp Smith , Hawaii , where he will be the director for logistics , engineering and security cooperation at U . S . Indo - Pacific Command . Maddox previously served as the commanding general’s executive officer at AMC , Redstone Arsenal , Alabama . Maddox is the 13th commander of JMC and looks forward to providing joint warfighters with ammunition for training and for real - world operations . To the staff of JMC he said , “Team JMC , the task ahead of us is immense . We must keep the pace with the world that is changing around us in terms of technology and security . We are at the 20 - yard line and must continue our drive down the field to ensure readiness , modernize our ammunition enterprise , and be prepared to surge as required by our nation . Together with our professional , artisan workforce and industry partners , we will continue to sustain our march forward to provide lethality to the joint force . ” Daly spoke of Gardner’s accomplishments , while welcoming Maddox to JMC . “Brig . Gen . Gavin Gardner has led JMC with absolute distinction since 2020 . And over the past two years , Gavin and his team have achieved tremendous efforts and effects across the globe , ” said Daly . Daly then turned from the outgoing commander to the incoming commander and said , “Our senior leaders wouldn’t take Gavin out of command if they weren’t going to replace him with another one of our brightest and best . So we welcome Col . Landis Maddox . ” “Landis is absolutely , unequivocally , and without a doubt , the right leader at the right time for JMC , ” said Daly . “Thank you for your trust and confidence in me . I’m exceptionally humbled and honored that you gave me the opportunity to command such a world - class organization , ” said Maddox . Maddox has a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from the U . S . Military Academy and was commissioned in the Quartermaster Corps . He has a master’s degree in human resource management from Webster University , a master’s degree in strategic studies from the Army War College . The Joint Munitions Command produces small , medium , and large - caliber ammunition items for the Department of Defense . JMC is the logistics integrator for life - cycle management of ammunition and provides a global presence of technical support to U . S . combat units wherever they are stationed or deployed . JMC’s logistics operation is unique to the Department of Defense and its industrial base is an important asset in supporting the warfighter . - -
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