Armor & Mobility

AUG 2017

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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Colonel Jason A. Carrico is a native of West Plains, Mis- souri. He received his commission upon graduation from the Virginia Military Institute in 1992 with a degree in History and International Studies. COL Carrico's military education includes the Command and General Staff College and the School of Advanced Military Studies at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. He holds a Masters of Organizational Management from the Uni- versity of Phoenix and a Masters of Military Arts and Science from the US Army Command and General Staff College. In addition, he has completed the Infantry Officer Basic Course, Light Infantry Leaders Course, Jungle Warfare School, Air Assault and Airborne school, Ranger School, Quartermaster Branch Qualification Course, Combined Arms and Services Staff School, Petroleum and Water Officer Course, Support Opera- tions Course, and the Security Assistance Orientation Course. COL Carrico began his career as a Rifle Platoon Leader in 3-327 IN, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault). While with the 101st he also served as an Anti-Armor Heavy Weapons Platoon Leader (TOW), Assistant Brigade S-4, Support Opera- tions Movement Control Officer, and deployed with "Joint Task Force Bastogne" to Haiti as a J4 Supply Officer where he served as the officer in charge of the "Weapons Buy Back and Seizure Program" and served as a liaison officer to the Haitian National Prison and the police training program. In the Second Infantry Division, Republic of Korea, he served as the Division Repair Parts Officer and as Company Commander of A/702d Main Sup- port Battalion. COL Carrico then served as a Regimental Opera- tions Officer for the 3/290th Infantry Regiment in Oklahoma City and as a "Training with Industry" Logistics Intern with the Army Air Force Exchange Service in Dallas, Texas. Upon comple- tion of the internship he served as the Assistant Executive Officer and as a Program Analyst for the Deputy Chief of Staff G-4 at the Pentagon, Washington D.C. COL Carrico then served as a III Corps Plans Officer at Fort Hood, Texas and deployed as a Multi-National Corps Iraq C-3 Plans Officer in Baghdad, Iraq. PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS ENGAGING THE COOPERATIVE ADVANTAGE Colonel Jason A. Carrico Commander Red River Army Depot place. Since 2008, the depot has entered into over 200 partnering agreements generating more than $412 million in revenue. The end result is a win-win for both partners and ultimately our nation's Armed Forces. A&M: How long have P3 programs been in existence at Red River? COL Carrico: The depot's first Public-Private Partnerships started in 2002. The longest running P3 at Red River is with BAE Systems, the Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) of the Bradley Fighting Vehicle, which began in 2004. It is our longest continuous partnership spanning thirteen years, and it has generated more than $600 million in revenue. We've also partnered with many other private companies including AM General, Navistar, Robbin Industries, LOC Performance, Caterpillar, Raytheon, Lockheed Martin and L3 Com. Our partnership programs have ventured outside of workload opportunities to include partnering with our local college and university: Texas A&M University at Texarkana and Texarkana College. Since 2011, the TC at TexAmericas Center has specialized in training our workforces in heavy equipment operations including training for Caterpillar engines, Allison transmissions and dynamometer testing. Armor & Mobility had the opportunity to speak with COL Jason Carrico, Commander, Red River Army Depot, Texarkana, TX regarding successes and challenges relating to Public-Private Partnerships. A&M: What does a Public-Private Partnership (P3) program entail at Red River Army Depot? COL Carrico: P3 programs are a vital part of Red River Army Depot and the Organic Industrial Base. They allow the depot and private industry to work together to support the Warfighter avoiding the pitfall of placing depots and private industry in direct competition. Currently, Red River has 23 on-going partnering agreements in LEVERAGING PARTNERSHIPS ENHANCED PLATFORM SUSTAINMENT www.tacticaldefensemedia.com 14 | Armor & Mobility | August 2017

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