Army announces new Joint Munitions Commandl eader


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Posted Online: May 21, 2010, 5:33 pm
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ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL -- The Joint Munitions Command will welcome a newcommanding general later this year.

Army Chief of Staff Gen. George Casey announced Friday that Brig. Gen.Gustave F. Perna, who serves as Director of Logistics, United StatesForces-Iraq, will become commanding general of Joint Munitions Command on Arsenal Island and Joint Munitions andLethality Life Cycle Management Command at Picatinny, N.J.

Brig. Gen. Perna will follow Brig. Gen. Larry Wyche, who will become Deputy Chief ofStaff for Logistics and Operations for the Army Materiel Command atFort Belvoir, Va. Brig. Gen. Wyche has served at JMC since August 2008.

Brig. Gen. Perna was promoted to brigadier general in August. Before being assignedto Iraq, his third tour there, he served as director, Defense SupplyCenter - Philadelphia, also a one-star position.

He graduated from Valley Forge Military Academy with an associate's degreein business administration. He earned a bachelor of science degree in business management from University of Maryland. Upon graduation as ROTCDistinguished Military Graduate, he was commissioned as a second lieutenantin the infantry.

Brig. Gen. Perna also has a master's degree in logistics management fromFlorida Institute of Technology. His military education includes InfantryOfficer Basic Course, Ordnance Officer Advanced Course, Logistics ExecutiveDevelopment Course, Support Operations Course, Command and General StaffCollege and Industrial College of the Armed Forces.

From its headquarters on Arsenal Island, JMC operates a nationwide network ofconventional ammunition manufacturing plants and storage depots andprovides on-site ammunition experts to U.S. combat units wherever they arestationed or deployed.

JMC's customers are all U.S. militaryservices, other U.S. government agencies and allied nations.

No date has been set for the change of command.




 












 




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