About JMC

Mission: Provide the Joint Force with ready, reliable, lethal munitions at the speed of war sustaining global readiness.

Vision: Provide Lethality that Wins!

JMC provides the conventional ammunition life-cycle functions of logistics sustainment, readiness and acquisition support for all U.S. military services, other government agencies, and allied nations as directed. JMC is the logistics integrator for life-cycle management of ammunition providing a global presence of technical support to frontline units.

Headquartered at historic Rock Island Arsenal on the Mississippi River, we are located in the Quad-Cities of Illinois and Iowa, approximately midway between Chicago and Des Moines.

This site provides information about this command, its mission, structure and installations throughout the world. Enjoy your tour of the Joint Munitions Command. If you cannot find the information you need, please email the JMC Public Affairs office at
usarmy.RIA.jmc.mbx.amsjm-pa@army.mil or call 309-782-1514, DSN: 793-1514.

What is the Joint Munitions Command (JMC)?

JMC is the latest in a series of commands since World War II that have managed the nation's ammunition plants. Since 1973, those commands have been headquartered on Rock Island Arsenal.

Brig. Gen. Gavin J. Gardner currently serves as the Commander for the JMC. The headquarters on Rock Island Arsenal is responsible for munitions production (ammunition plants) and storage (depots) facilities in numerous states.

Headquartered at Rock Island Arsenal, Illinois, JMC manages a complex munitions enterprise comprised of installations and depots where conventional munitions are produced, stored, distributed and demilitarized.

JMC Production Facility Locations:

  • • Crane Army Ammunition Activity, Crane, Indiana
  • • Holston Army Ammunition Plant, Kingsport, Tennessee
  • • Iowa Army Ammunition Plant, Middletown, Iowa
  • • Lake City Army Ammunition Plant, Independence, Missouri
  • • McAlester Army Ammunition Plant, McAlester, Oklahoma
  • • Pine Bluff Arsenal, Pine Bluff, Arkansas
  • • Quad City Cartridge Case Facility, Rock Island, Illinois
  • • Radford Army Ammunition Plant, Radford, Virginia
  • • Scranton Army Ammunition Plant, Scranton, Pennsylvania

JMC storage and distribution facilities ensure the availability of a ready and reliable munitions stockpile through optimizing the receipt, storage and issue of training and combat munitions. Every bullet, bomb and grenade warfighters use in training and combat is managed by JMC.

JMC Storage and Distribution Facility Locations:

  • • Anniston Munitions Center, Anniston, Alabama
  • • Blue Grass Army Depot, Richmond, Kentucky
  • • Crane Army Ammunition Activity, Crane, Indiana
  • • Hawthorne Army Depot, Hawthorne, Nevada
  • • Letterkenny Munitions Center, Chambersburg, Pennsylvania
  • • McAlester Army Ammunition Plant, McAlester, Oklahoma
  • • Tooele Army Depot, Tooele, Utah

JMC demilitarization facilities safely and securely disable, decontaminate and destroy excess, outdated and inoperable ammunition.

JMC Demilitarization Facility Locations:

  • • Anniston Munitions Center, Anniston, Alabama
  • • Blue Grass Army Depot, Richmond, Kentucky
  • • Crane Army Ammunition Activity, Crane, Indiana
  • • Hawthorne Army Depot, Hawthorne, Nevada
  • • Letterkenny Munitions Center, Chambersburg, Pennsylvania
  • • McAlester Army Ammunition Plant, McAlester, Oklahoma
  • • Chemical Materials Activity - Pueblo Chemical Depot, Pueblo, Colorado
  • • Chemical Materials Activity - Blue Grass Chemical Activity, Richmond, Kentucky

JMC employs 21 military personnel, more than 5,000 Army civilian personnel and more than 6,000 contractors nationwide throughout the organic industrial base. JMC’s processes provide for the efficient delivery of ammunition at the right place and time to support global operations. JMC positions munitions around the world to facilitate rapid transition to armed conflict and support combatant commander requirements.