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United States Army TACOM Life Cycle Management Command
TACOM distinctive unit insignia
Active 1942[1] – Present
Country United States
Branch U.S. Army
Type Life Cycle Management
Part of United States Army Materiel Command
Garrison/HQ Detroit Arsenal
MG Michael J. Terry[2]

The United States Army TACOM Life Cycle Management Command (LCMC), formerly known as Tank-automotive and Armaments Command (TACOM), headquartered at the Detroit Arsenal[3] in Warren, Michigan, is part of the United States Army Materiel Command (AMC). It generates, provides, and sustains mobility, lethality, and survivability for soldiers, other branches of the U.S. armed forces, and allies, to ensure Army readiness. TACOM's military and civilian employees find and implement technology and logistics solutions for the soldier. From tank-automotive and armaments weapons systems research and development, through procurement and fielding, to sustainment and retirement, TACOM's employees provide "cradle-to-grave" support to America's armed forces. The entire complex that houses TACOM's headquarters is located on what is known as the Detroit Arsenal. TACOM has subordinate installations located at Anniston Army Depot in Alabama, Red River Army Depot in Texas, Sierra Army Depot in California, and Watervliet Arsenal in New York, and has significant numbers of personnel located at Rock Island Arsenal, Illinois, and Natick Soldier Center, Massachusetts.

The Detroit Arsenal also houses the laboratories and facilities of TACOM's partner for ground vehicle technology and engineering, the United States Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC), an element of the US Army Research, Development and Engineering Command (RDECOM). Defense Acquisition University (DAU) has a branch at TACOM, which assists with the training and certification of employees in necessary logistics and acquisition methods for the U.S. federal government. This training and certification is made possible by many highly trained instructors on TACOM and elsewhere, providing lectures and briefings on these crucial logistic and acquisition areas.

Ground Combat Vehicle[edit | edit source]

The BCT Ground Combat Vehicle Program is overseen by TACOM.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. United States Army. "U.S. Army TACOM Life Cycle Management Command History". http://www.tacom.army.mil/main/history.html. Retrieved 19 May 2008. "1942 – Ordnance established the Tank-Automotive Center (T-AC) in Detroit." 
  2. Ramirez, Charles (21 June 2012). "Warren's TACOM names new commander". The Detroit News. http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20120621/METRO03/206210457/1014/. Retrieved 21 June 2012. 
  3. http://garrison-michigan.army.mil/sites/garrison/garrison%20main.htm

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