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Acting Executive Director for Ammunition
David W. Banian



David Banian serves as the Acting Executive Director of Ammunition within the Munitions and Logistics Readiness Center at the Headquarters, Joint Munitions Command, Rock Island Arsenal, Illinois. In this position, he is responsible for providing joint conventional munitions acquisition sustainment, readiness and logistics direction for all U.S. military services.

Banian previously served as the Director for Material Management where his responsibilities included the storage, accountability, and distribution of wholesale assets for all services’ Class V assets and Centralized Ammunition Management for Army training and mobilization support to 85 CONUS Ammunition Supply Points. He also previously served as Deputy Project Manager for the Office of the Executive Director for Conventional Ammunition. He was responsible for assisting the EDCA in the oversight and assessment of the Single Manager for Conventional Ammunition enterprise.

During his military career, Banian served as the Chief of Staff for the Joint Munitions Command, Army Materiel Command, Rock Island, Illinois; and Commander, 595th Transportation Brigade, Surface Deployment and Distribution Command, Kuwait. He previously served in Korea, Germany, and Bosnia, and was deployed to Operations Desert Storm, Iraqi Freedom, and Enduring Freedom. Both his battalion and brigade command time were forward-deployed to Iraq and Kuwait.

In 2016, Banian retired from active duty after 27 years’ service. His personal awards include the Legion of Merit, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, and Good Conduct Medal.

Banian earned his Bachelor of Science in Business Management from Bryant University, Smithfield, Rhode Island, and a Master of Science in Logistics Management as part of the U.S. Army’s Logistics Executive Development/Florida Institute of Technology program. He also was a U.S. Army War College Fellow, serving with the Institute for Defense Analysis.

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