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Executive Director for Ammunition
Rhonda VanDeCasteele

Ms. Rhonda VanDeCasteele serves as the Executive Director for Ammunition for the Joint Munitions Command. In this Senior Executive Service position, she is responsible for providing joint conventional munitions acquisition sustainment, readiness and logistics direction for all U.S. military services.

This JMC organization of 430 personnel manages and executes the Single Manager for Conventional Ammunition’s Field Operating Activity mission for the production, supply, storage, maintenance, and demilitarization of conventional ammunition.

Prior to her current duties, Ms. VanDeCasteele served as the Deputy Chief of Staff for Resource Management for Joint Munitions Command, a position she held since 2006, overseeing approximately 100 personnel. Her major responsibilities included budget development and execution tracking for appropriated and revolving funds, cost and productivity analysis, and Civilian and Military force management.

Ms. VanDeCasteele has also served as the Director of Business Operations in the Munitions and Logistics and Readiness Center where she coordinated and integrated ammunition logistics requirements and funding. In that position, she worked closely with the Program Executive Officer and other service representatives to satisfy their requirements. Ms. VanDeCasteele also served as the Joint Munitions Command Strategic Planning Officer. While in that assignment, she worked with senior leaders to analyze and develop the strategic path forward for the Joint Munitions Command. She also served as the Chief of the Small Caliber Ammunition Division of Commodity Management. In that position, she led a multifunctional team responsible for joint service small caliber ammunition and oversight of Lake City Army Ammunition Plant. During this critical time after 9/11, she led efforts to increase small caliber ammunition production from 400 million rounds per year to 1.2 billion rounds per year.

Ms. VanDeCasteele is a native of Reynolds, Ill., and a graduate of Western Illinois University, Macomb, Ill., with a degree in Finance. She obtained a Masters in Organizational Leadership from St. Ambrose University, Davenport, Iowa. She began her federal career in February 1984.

Ms. VanDeCasteele is Level II Army Acquisition Corps (AAC) certified in production, quality and manufacturing and Level III certified in business, cost estimating and financial management. She is Lean Six Sigma green belt certified and a recipient of the Ordnance Order of Samuel Sharpe. Ms. VanDeCasteele has received several honorary awards to include the Meritorious Civilian Service Award.