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Heidi J. Hoyle

Colonel Heidi J. Hoyle, assumed the duties of Commander of the Joint Munitions Command and Joint Munitions and Lethality Life Cycle Management Command on 18 July 2017. The JM&L LCMC executes integrated life cycle management and provides ready, reliable, and lethal munitions at the right place, at the right time, at the right cost.

COL Hoyle is a native of Bay City, Michigan and was commissioned as an Ordnance Officer following her graduation from the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York in 1994. Branch detailed to the Chemical Corps, COL Hoyle attended the Basic Course at Fort McClellan, Alabama and then moved to Hanau, Germany for her first assignment as the Battalion Chemical Officer in 7-227th Aviation Regiment. After a quick transition course at Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, she served as Accountable Officer, then Shop Officer, in the 71st Ordnance Company before serving as the Maintenance Support Operations Officer of the 18th Corps Support Battalion. Following Combined Logistics Officer Advance Course and Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) School, she commanded the 761st Ordnance Company (EOD). She then moved across post to serve as the Battalion Operations Officer (S-3) of the 19th Maintenance Battalion at Fort Sill, Oklahoma.

Upon graduation from the University of Virginia, where she earned an M.S. in Systems Engineering, she was assigned as an Instructor, then Associate Professor, in the Department of Systems Engineering at West Point, New York. Her next assignment was at Fort Carson, Colorado, where she served as the 242nd Ordnance Battalion (EOD) Executive Officer. She was then assigned to our Nation’s Capital to serve as the Aide-de-Camp to the Director of the Joint IED Defeat Organization. Selected to command the Special Troops Battalion (STB) of the 3rd Sustainment Brigade, she moved to Fort Stewart, Georgia. Following battalion command, COL Hoyle represented the Army in the DARPA Service Chief’s Fellows Program and then graduated from the Dwight D. Eisenhower School for National Security and Resource Strategy at Fort McNair, Washington, D.C. She then served as Deputy Chief of Staff for Prevention Programs in 4th ID prior to commanding the 71st EOD Group at Fort Carson, Colorado. Her most recent assignment was Executive Officer to the Executive Deputy of Army Materiel Command at Redstone Arsenal, Alabama.

Her military awards include the Legion of Merit (1 Oak Leaf Cluster), the Bronze Star Medal (1 Oak Leaf Cluster), Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (2 Oak Leaf Clusters), Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal (3 Oak Leaf Clusters), Army Achievement Medal (1 Oak Leaf Cluster), National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Iraqi Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, NATO Non Article 5 Medal, and the Senior EOD Badge.