Executive Director for Ammunition
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.