Ensuring the Army is Ready to Fight Tonight

From Armor & Mobility, October 2018 Issue

By Kim Ernzen

Kim Ernzen is vice president of the Land Warfare Systems product line at Raytheon Missile Systems in Tucson, Arizona. Before this appointment, Ernzen served as vice president of operations for RMS. Previously, she was director of Raytheon’s Advanced Products Center in Dallas. Ernzen worked for the former Raytheon Aircraft division in Wichita, Kansas, for more than 10 years. She holds a bachelor’s degree and Master of Science in aeronautical engineering and an executive MBA from Wichita State University.

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Devops Delivers Innovation Through Soldier Feedback

From Armor & Mobility, October 2018 Issue

The opinions of rank-and-file Soldiers may often be unsought, but not so with the DevOps model of developing and fielding new technology. PEO C3T reveals how this approach has been successfully used in improving new technology by putting it in the hands of Soldiers early in the development process.

By Justin Eimers, PEO C3T Public Affairs

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Army Prepositioned Stocks: Worldwide Assets for Global Force Projection

From Armor & Mobility, October 2018 Issue

MG Duane A. Gamble
Commanding General
U.S. Army Sustainment Command

MG Duane A. Gamble assumed the duties as Commanding General of the U.S. Army Sustainment Command, Rock Island Arsenal, Illinois, in July 2017. He previously served as the commanding general of the 21st Theater Sustainment Command headquartered in Kaiserslautern, Germany. Prior to that, he served as the assistant deputy chief of staff for Logistics (G-4) at Army headquarters, Pentagon, Washington, D.C. Before joining the Army staff, Gamble had served as the deputy commanding general of the 1st Sustainment Command (Theater), headquartered at Fort Knox, Kentucky. He also served as commander, 528th Sustainment Brigade (Airborne), supporting Army Special Operations Forces in Iraq, Afghanistan and the Philippines, among numerous other command and staff assignments throughout his 33-year career.

Gamble earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Western Maryland College and was commissioned as an Ordnance officer in May 1985. He has earned Master of Science degrees from the Florida Institute of Technology and from the Industrial College of the Armed Forces.

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Improving Aircraft Performance and Reducing Life-Cycle Costs

From Armor & Mobility, August 2018 Issue

With its C-5M engine’s record-setting history and other industry achievements, GE Aviation has delivered effective capabilities for Warfighters through its sustaining, upgrading, and re-engining efforts. 

Interview with Karl Sheldon

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Tirelessly Pursuing Full Spectrum Readiness

From Armor & Mobility, August 2018 Issue

Whether it is providing humanitarian assistance, meeting threats, or performing air-to-air refueling, readiness is at the forefront of the mission of Air Mobility Command. Brig. Gen. John D. Lamontagne and Brig. Gen. Steven J. Bleymaier provide an update on the current efforts, including modernization, innovation, and talent retention.

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Logistics Complexes drive readiness for Air Force

From Armor & Mobility, August 2018 Issue

Functioning interdependently as a symbiotic enterprise, the Air Force Sustainment Center’s three ALCs comprise a vital logistics and sustainment network that plays a major role in supporting readiness.

By Air Force Sustainment Center Public Affairs

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Shaping Modernization to Address Autonomy in Force Capability

From Armor & Mobility, May/June 2018 Issue

Stuart Hatfield
Robotics Branch Chief
Deputy Chief of Staff, G-8
Department of the Army

Mr. Stuart Hatfield is the Robotics Branch Chief for the Deputy Chief of Staff, G-8, Department of the Army in the Pentagon. He manages the U.S. Army’s $1.6 billion Robotics modernization portfolio, including resources and requirements for ground Robotics and Autonomous Systems (RAS), Small Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS), and Soldier Power Systems. He is the Army Staff lead integrator for Robotics, and he co-chairs the Joint Staff Unmanned Ground Systems Integrated Product Team to synchronize concepts, requirements, resources, technology, and standards for RAS across the Department of Defense. He was honored by the National Defense Industrial Association as the 2012 Ground Robotics Champion.

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Army Aviation Warfare: MUM-T to Advanced Teaming

From Armor & Mobility, May/June 2018 Issue

With recent decades of U.S. combat force engagement on multiple continents, the nature of warfare remains steadfast while its character continues to evolve. Nowhere is that change more evident than in the application of technology to gain and exploit advantage over an adversary.

By COL Paul A. Cravey, TRADOC Capability Manager for Reconnaissance and Attack, and COL Erskine R. “Ramsey” Bentley, TRADOC Capability Manager for Future Vertical Lift, U.S. Army Aviation Center of Excellence, Fort Rucker, AL

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Full Life-cycle Management through Seamless Development

From Armor & Mobility, May/June 2018 Issue

U.S. Special Operations Command’s Office of SOF Acquisition, Technology & Logistics, led by Acquisition Executive James Smith, is charged with maximizing a $7 billion budget to ensure that everything from armor protection to ammunition to land, air and marine mobile platforms, both manned and unmanned, enables operator mission success.

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