Iowa Army Ammunition Plant

Photo of Lt. Col. Aaron M. Wolfe COMMANDER
Lt. Col. Aaron M. Wolfe

Lieutenant Colonel Aaron Wolfe assumed command of Iowa Army Ammunition Plant on May 18, 2015. Lt. Col. Wolfe was born and raised in Lewistown, Montana. He graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology from Gonzaga University in 1997. Upon graduation, he was commissioned as an Army Officer in the Transportation Corps through the university’s ROTC program. Wolfe earned his Master’s Degree in Procurement and Acquisition Management from Webster’s University in 2010.

He served in command and staff positions including: Platoon Leader, 24th Transportation Company, Fort Riley, Kan.; Operations Officer, 266th Movement Control Detachment, Fort Riley, Kan.; Detachment Commander, 584th Movement Control Detachment, Camp Red Cloud, Korea; Deputy S3, 106th Transportation Battalion, Fort Campbell, Ky.; Company Commander, 594th Transportation Company, Fort Campbell, Ky.; Deputy Regimental S4, 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (SOAR), Fort Campbell, Ky.; Battalion Logistics Officer, 4th Battalion, 160th SOAR, Fort Lewis, Wash.; Executive Officer, 2/205th Afghan Army Brigade Embedded Training Team, Zabul, Afghanistan; Support Operations Officer and Executive Officer, 10th Special Forces Group Support Battalion, Fort Carson, Colo.; Chief of Logistics Plans and Operations, Special Operations Command Europe; Stuttgart, Germany.

His military education includes: Transportation Officer Basic Course, Airborne School, Jumpmaster School, Air Assault School, Combined Logistics Officer Advanced Course, the Combined Arms Services Staff School, Support Operations Course and the Army Command and General Staff College.

Wolfe’s military awards and decorations include: the Bronze Star Medal (1 OLC), the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (2 OLC); Army Commendation Medal (2 OLC); Joint Service Achievement Medal; Army Achievement Medal (1 OLC); National Defense Service Medal; Afghanistan Campaign Medal; Iraq Campaign Medal; Global War on Terrorism Service Medal; He also holds the Combat Action Badge, Parachutist Badge, Air Assault Badge and Silver German Parachutist Badge.

Photo of Julie K. Solinski DEPUTY TO THE COMMANDER
Julie K. Solinski

Julie K. Solinski, a native of Rock Island, Ill., has 30 years of civilian federal service starting in 1983 as a quality assurance and reliability intern in training at AMETA. In 1984, she started work at the Iowa Army Ammunition Plant, Middletown, Iowa as a quality assurance representative on a variety of munitions programs focusing on missile warheads.

In 2001, she became the government property administrator and plant clearance officer and in 2009 was promoted to chief of the installation management division, which included safety and security activities.

In 2013, Solinski became chief, contract administration division and was in charge of all contract activities.

She was promoted to her current position, civilian executive assistant, in 2014 and placed in charge of all civilian activities while serving as assistant to the commander.

Solinski is a graduate of Rockford College in Rockford, Ill., where she received a bachelor’s degree in English and Music. She is a graduate of the quality assurance and reliability intern program. In 1990, she received certification from American Society for Quality as a quality engineer.

During her career, Solinski has received Level III Acquisition Workforce certification in Industrial Property Management as well as Level II certification in Quality Assurance.

Her additional assignments and special projects have included Lean Six Sigma teams cost reduction activities and plant competition efforts.