Iowa Army Ammunition Plant

Photo of Lt. Col. Stephen T. Koehler COMMANDER
Lt. Col. Stephen T. Koehler

Lieutenant Colonel Stephen T. Koehler assumed command of Iowa Army Ammunition Plant on May 16, 2017.

LTC Koehler was born in Baltimore, Maryland, and was raised in Hickory, North Carolina. He graduated as a Distinguished Military Graduate with a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice from East Carolina University in 1998. Upon graduation, he was commissioned as an Army Officer in the Quartermaster Corps through the university’s ROTC program.

He has served in a variety of command and staff positions including: Platoon Leader, 5th Maintenance Company, Rhine Ordnance Barracks, Germany; Battalion Logistics Officer, 39th Transportation Battalion (MC), Kleber Kaserne, Germany; Battalion Operations Officer, 559th Quartermaster Battalion, Hunter Army Airfield, Savannah, Georgia; Iraqi Security Forces Logistics Officer, Camp Taji, Iraq; Company Commander, 512th Quartermaster Company, Hunter Army Airfield, Savannah, Georgia; Iraqi Security Forces Military Transition Team Logistics Officer, Forward Operating Base Caldwell, Iraq; Chief, Materiel Readiness Division and later Brigade S4, 3rd Sustainment Brigade, Fort Stewart, Georgia; Battalion Executive Officer, Balad Air Base, Iraq; Support Operations Officer, 260th Combat Support Sustainment Battalion, Hunter Army Airfield, Savannah, Georgia; Sustainment Chief, Operations Group Delta, Mission Command Training Program, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.

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

LTC Koehler’s military awards and decorations include: the Bronze Star Medal (1 Oak Leaf Cluster), Meritorious Service Medal (1 Oak Leaf Cluster); Army Commendation Medal (3 Oak Leaf Cluster); Army Achievement Medal (4 Oak Leaf Cluster); National Defense Service Medal; Iraq Campaign Medal; Global War on Terrorism Service Medal; Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal; Kosovo Campaign Medal and NATO Medal. He also holds the Combat Action Badge.

Photo of Gifford Haddock DEPUTY TO THE COMMANDER
Gifford Haddock

Giff Haddock assumed the duties of Deputy Commander, IAAAP on 11 June 2017.

The IAAAP is a subordinate command of the Joint Munitions Command, Rock Island Arsenal, Illinois that Loads, Assembles, and Packs medium and large caliber ammunition items for the Department of Defense using modern production methods in support of worldwide operations.

He is a native of Chicago, Illinois and its western suburbs. Graduating from Northern Illinois University he was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the Infantry on 11 May 1991 as a distinguished military graduate. Mr. Haddock retired as an Adjutant General Corps officer in August 2015.

Mr. Haddock holds a Master of Arts in Management from Webster University, Missouri

His previous DA Civilian assignment was as Acting G1, Office of the Program Manager, Saudi Arabian National Guard in Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.