|Tank-automotive and Armaments Command (TACOM)|
TACOM distinctive unit insignia
|Active||1942 – Present|
|Type||Life Cycle Management|
|Part of||United States Army Materiel Command|
|MG Clark W. LeMasters, Jr.|
The United States Army Tank-automotive and Armaments Command (TACOM), and its subordinate Life Cycle Management Command (LCMC), headquartered at the Detroit Arsenal 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
The BCT Ground Combat Vehicle Program is overseen by TACOM.
- United States Army. "TACOM 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."
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