Iowa Army Ammunition Plant

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Lt. Col. Michael Triplett

Lieutenant Colonel Michael Triplett was born and raised in Seneca, Mo., and joined the Missouri National Guard in 1989. He received his Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from Missouri Southern State University in 1995. Upon graduation, he was commissioned as an Army Officer in the Quartermaster Corps through the university’s ROTC program. He was promoted to his present rank on May 1, 2012.

He served in his initial assignment at Fort Hood, Texas with the 4th Battalion, 42nd Field Artillery Battalion, 4th Brigade Support Battalion, and 664th Ordnance Company.

His previous assignments include: supply platoon leader and executive officer, 626th Forward Support Battalion, Fort Campbell, Ky.; Class IX platoon leader, 801st Main Support Battalion, Fort Campbell, Ky;. Brigade S4 OIC, 501st Corps Support Group, Camp Red, Cloud Korea; Brigade S1 OIC, 45th Corps Support Group and Host Nation Support Operations Officer, 45th Corps Support Group, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii; 40th Quartermaster Direct Support Company commander, 524th Combat Service Support Battalion, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii; observer controller trainer, 87th Division Training Support Battalion, Birmingham, Ala.; military transition team leader, 9th Iraqi Army Brigade, Camp Taji, Iraq; Aviation Support Battalion S3 and support operations officer, 603rd Aviation Support Battalion, 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade, Hunter Army Airfield, Savannah, Ga.; Observer Controller Training, Lima Team Joint Readiness Training Center, Fort Polk, La.

Lt. Col. Triplett most recently served as deputy commander, 1st Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, Fort Polk, La. He took command of Iowa Army Ammunition Plant on June 13, 2013.

His combat deployments consist of Military Transition Team (MiTT), 1st Infantry Division, Camp Taji Iraq, 9th Iraqi Army Brigade, Operation Iraqi Freedom and 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade, Operation Enduring Freedom, Afghanistan.

His military education includes: the Quartermaster Officer Basic Course, Airborne 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.

Lt. Col. Triplett’s military awards and decorations include: the Bronze Star Medal (1 Bronze Service Star), the Meritorious Service Medal (3 Oak Leaf Clusters); the Army Commendation Medal (2 Oak Leaf Clusters); the Army Achievement Medal (3 Oak Leaf Clusters); the Meritorious Unit Award; the National Defense Service Medal; the Afghanistan Campaign Medal; the Iraq Campaign Medal; the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal; NATO Medal. He also holds the parachutist badge and the Air Assault Badge.

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.

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