Armor & Mobility

SEP-OCT 2016

Military magazines in the United States and Canada, covering Armor and Mobility, focuses on tactical vehicles, C4ISR, Special Operations Forces, latest soldier equipment, shelters, and key DoD programs

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items management; we will deliver quality products from our depots, arsenals arsenals and manufacturing facilities. If something we provide is not and ma arsenals and manufacturing facilities. If something we provide is not facturing arsenals and manufacturing facilities. If something we provide is not facilities. If something we provide is not right, let us know. ht, right, let us know. let us k right, let us know. Continued engagement of our LARs and SCRs with Soldiers and ntin Continued engagement of our LARs and SCRs with Soldiers and gement Continued engagement of our LARs and SCRs with Soldiers and of our LARs and SCRs with Soldiers and leaders around the world to train and resolve equipment issues. If the e leaders around the world to train and resolve equipment issues. If the world to train and resolve equipment issues. If the expertise is not available at your location, from engineering support t expertise is not available at your location, from engineering support available at your location, from engineering support to quality equipment maintenance and supply, we will bring it to you. ment to quality equipment maintenance and supply, we will bring it to you. maintenance and supply, we will bring it to you. Our goal is to deliver fully integrated, resourced and planned sup- deliver Our goal is to deliver fully integrated, resourced and planned sup- fully integrated, resourced and planned sup- port throughout the life cycle of our supported systems. If you are ife port throughout the life cycle of our supported systems. If you are cycle of our supported systems. If you are having issues, we want you to tell us so we can help you; TACOM and u having issues, we want you to tell us so we can help you; TACOM and to tell us so we can help you; TACOM and our supported Program Executive Offices will find solutions and deliver ecutive our supported Program Executive Offices will find solutions and deliver Offices will find solutions and deliver results. Supporting the readiness of our fleets requires rapid and precise ness Supporting the readiness of our fleets requires rapid and precise of our fleets requires rapid and precise acquisition and contracting actions that deliver capabilities to the field, ting acquisition and contracting actions that deliver capabilities to the field, actions that deliver capabilities to the field, increasing readiness of our supported systems. As you all know, many ur increasing readiness of our supported systems. As you all know, many supported systems. As you all know, many of the repair parts required to support our systems are not available d of the repair parts required to support our systems are not available to support our systems are not available from multiple sources – sometimes this could result in long lead times. s from multiple sources – sometimes this could result in long lead times. ometimes from multiple sources – sometimes this could result in long lead times. this could result in long lead times. Our team will do everything possible to find alternate solutions. team Our team will do everything possible to find alternate solutions. will do everything Our team will do everything possible to find alternate solutions. possible to find alternate solutions. We will leverage the expertise of the Army's Research, Develop- ment and Engineering Centers to improve or solve readiness issues. Major General Clark W. LeMasters assumed command of the U.S. Army TACOM Life Cycle Management Command on 2 May 2016. His previous assignments include: Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations and Logistics, G-3/4, U.S. Army Materiel Command August 2014-April 2016; Commanding General of the 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary); Chief of Ordnance and Commandant of the U.S. Army Ordnance School July 2010-March 2012; Executive Officer for the Army G-4 July 2009-July 2010; Director, Distribution Management Center, Army Sustainment Command July 2007- July 2009; Student, Army War College; Chief, Logistics Readiness Center, J4-Operations, USCENTCOM August 2004- June 2006; Commander, 123rd Main Support Battalion, 1st Armored Division June 2002-August 2004; Executive Officer, 1st Armored Division Support Command May 2000-June 2002; Executive Officer, 703rd Main Support Battalion, 3rd Infantry Division April 1999-May 2000; Materiel Officer, 3rd Infantry Division MMC May 1998-April 1999; and Support Operations Officer, 703rd MSB June 1997-May 1998. MG LeMasters was previously assigned to Fort Lee, Virginia from December 1994-July 1996 as a Staff Officer in the Force Development Directorate, U.S. Army CASCOM. MG LeMasters was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in 1982 from the ROTC program at Marion Military Institute, Marion, Alabama. Following his graduation from Marion, he served as a Platoon Leader in the 1-115th Infantry Battalion, MDARNG, until he completed his Bachelor's degree in Chemistry at Frostburg State University, Frostburg, Maryland. MG LeMasters was assessed to active duty in September 1984 as an Ordnance Officer. He also holds Master's Degrees from Florida Institute of Technology and the Army Florida Institute of Technology and the Army War College. His War Florida Institute of Technology and the Army War College. His College. His Florida Institute of Technology and the Army War College. His military education includes the Ordnance military education includes the Ordnance Officer Basic and Basic military education includes the Ordnance Officer Basic and a military education includes the Ordnance Officer Basic and Advanced Courses, the Army Command an Advanced Courses, the Army Command and General Staff al Advanced Courses, the Army Command and General Staff College, and the Army War College. During his College, and the Army War College. During his career, he has served overseas in Germany, Iraq, Qatar, and Afg served overseas in Germany, Iraq, Qatar, and Afghanistan. Interview conducted by A&M Editor Kevin Hunter A&M: Please speak to your role as TACOM CG and some of the key focus efforts for late 2016, going into 2017. MG LeMasters: Our role is to support the No MG LeMasters: Our role is to support the No. 1 priority of the Army -- Readiness. Every member of the TACOM tea -- Readiness. Every member of the TACOM team is focused on this priority, from our headquarters in Warren, Mi priority, from our headquarters in Warren, Michigan, to each of our depots and arsenals, and to every Logistics A depots and arsenals, and to every Logistics Assistance Representative (LAR) and Senior Command Representative ( (LAR) and Senior Command Representative (SCR) supporting Army o (LAR) and Senior Command Representative (SCR) supporting Army units around the globe. I hate to provide you a li units around the globe. I hate to provide you a list, but it's the best but units around the globe. I hate to provide you a list, but it's the best it's the units around the globe. I hate to provide you a list, but it's the best b units around the globe. I hate to provide you a list, but it's the best way to tell you what the TACOM team will focus on and continue to deliver to our Army: expect high-quality equipment and secondary PERPETUAL TRAINING FOR ENGAGEMENT READINESS MG Clark W. 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