Welcome to the Joint Munitions Command (JMC).
Mission: To provide the Army and Joint Forces
with ready, reliable, lethal munitions at the right place and time to sustain
Vision: Providing Munitions for America's Warfighters through World-class Logistics.
JMC provides the conventional ammunition life-cycle functions of logistics sustainment, readiness and acquisition support
for all U.S. military services, other government agencies, and allied nations as directed. JMC is the logistics integrator for
life-cycle management of ammunition providing a global presence of technical support to frontline units.
Headquartered at historic Rock Island Arsenal on the Mississippi River, we are located in the Quad-Cities of Illinois
and Iowa, approximately midway between Chicago and Des Moines.
This site provides information about this command, its mission, structure and installations throughout the world. Enjoy
your tour of the Joint Munitions Command. If you cannot find the information you need, please email the JMC Public Affairs office at
usarmy.RIA.firstname.lastname@example.org or call 309-782-1514, DSN: 793-1514.
What is the Joint Munitions Command (JMC)?
JMC is the latest in a series of commands since World War II that have managed the nation's ammunition plants. Since 1973,
those commands have been headquartered on Rock Island Arsenal.
Rhonda L. VanDeCasteele currently serves as the Executive Director for the JMC. The
headquarters on Rock Island Arsenal is responsible for munitions production
(ammunition plants) and storage (depots) facilities in numerous states.
What does the JMC do?
JMC provides bombs and bullets to America's fighting forces -- all services, all types of conventional ammo from
bunker-buster bombs to rifle rounds. JMC manages plants that produce more than 1.6 billion rounds of ammunition annually and
the depots that store the nation's ammunition for training and combat. We are accountable for $30 billion of munitions and
JMC operates a nationwide network of installations and facilities where conventional ammunition is produced and stored:
Production, Storage, and Demilitarization:
• Crane Army Ammunition Activity, Crane, Indiana
• McAlester Army Ammunition Plant, McAlester, Oklahoma
• Pine Bluff Arsenal, Pine Bluff, Arkansas
• Holston Army Ammunition Plant, Kingsport, Tennessee
• Iowa Army Ammunition Plant, Middletown, Iowa
• Lake City Army Ammunition Plant, Independence, Missouri
• Radford Army Ammunition Plant, Radford, Virginia
• Scranton Army Ammunition Plant, Scranton, Pennsylvania
• Quad City Cartridge Case Facility, Rock Island, Illinois
Storage and Demilitarization:
• Anniston Munitions Center, Anniston, Alabama
• Blue Grass Army Depot, Richmond, Kentucky
• Hawthorne Army Depot, Hawthorne, Nevada
• Letterkenny Munitions Center, Chambersburg, Pennsylvania
• Milan Army Ammunition Plant, Milan, Tennessee
• Tooele Army Depot, Tooele, Utah
• Pueblo Chemical Depot, Pueblo, Colorado
• Blue Grass Chemical Activity, Richmond, Kentucky