Iowa Army Ammunition Plant

Photo of Lt. Col. John Dunlapp COMMANDER
Lt. Col. John D. Dunlapp

Lt. Col. John D. Dunlapp assumed command of the Iowa Army Ammunition Plant on July 13, 2023. Iowa Army Ammunition Plant develops adaptable and scalable facilities and infrastructure within a safe, secure, modern, and process-driven industrial core that utilizes innovative technologies.

In Sept. 2005, Dunlapp was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the Quartermaster Corps from the Army ROTC program at the University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky.

Lt. Col. Dunlapp has earned a Master of Arts in Leadership and Management from Webster University, St. Louis, Missouri, and Bachelor of Science degree in Sports Administration from the University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky.

Lt. Col. Dunlapp’s previous assignments include: Distribution Platoon Leader, D Forward Support Company, 1st Squadron 9th Cavalry Regiment, 4 Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Executive Officer, D FSC 1st Squadron 9th Cavalry Regiment, deploying for OIF, Company Commander, D FSC 2nd Squadron, 13th Cavalry Regiment 4 Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, deploying for OIF, Fort Bliss, Texas, 2005-2010; S4, Logistics Officer, Warrior Transition Battalion, Operational Contract Officer and Distribution Integration Petroleum Supply Officer, 3rd Expeditionary Sustainment Command, deployment for OEF, Fort Knox, Kentucky, 2011-2014; Operations Officer, 13th Expeditionary Sustainment Command, Support Operations and Executive Officer, 61st Quartermaster Battalion, Fort Hood (known as Fort Cavazos since 2023), Texas, 2016-2019; Future Operations Chief, 1st Theater Sustainment Command, deployment for OFS, Brigade Executive Officer, 1st Brigade, U.S. Army Cadet Command, Fort Knox, Kentucky, 2019-2023.

Lt. Col. Dunlapp’s military education includes the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, Combined Logistics Captain Career Course, and Quartermaster Officer Basic Course.

Lt. Col. Dunlapp’s awards and achievements include the Bronze Star Medal (1 Oak Leaf Cluster); Defense Meritorious Service Medal; Meritorious Service Medal (2 Oak Leaf Clusters); Army Commendation Medal (1 Oak Leaf Cluster); Army Achievement Medal (1 Oak Leaf Cluster), Valorous Unit Award, Meritorious Unit Commendation, National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal (2 Combat Stars), Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Army Overseas Service Ribbon (2nd award), NATO Medal, and Combat Action Badge.

Photo of DC Steve Bellrichard DEPUTY TO COMMANDER
Steve Bellrichard

Mr. Steve Bellrichard serves as the Deputy to the Commander for Iowa Army Ammunition Plant.

In this position, Bellrichard is the senior civilian responsible for ensuring the operation of the 19,000-acre ammunition plant meets the readiness needs of the U.S. Army and the Department of Defense. These duties include overall program management, facility contract surveillance, coordination, and administration of government and contractor personnel. The deputy provides strategic direction to the operating contractor and monitors their munitions production performance, operation, maintenance, and modernization of the plant.

Bellrichard previously served as the Chief of Operations Support Division at Iowa Army Ammunition Plant. In this position, he supervised a diverse staff of professionals. His division performed oversight of facility contract environmental compliance, security, safety, fire protection, and maintenance performance work statements. Other divisional responsibilities included master planning, modernization, event planning, visit preparation and execution, management of agricultural leases, natural and cultural resource management, and environmental restoration.

Before arriving at IAAAP in 2004, Bellrichard worked on the island of Guam for 10 years. He held environmental positions with a variety of governmental organizations and private industries. This work varied from positions with regulatory and conservation agencies to restoration and consulting contractors. He also became a certified SCUBA instructor, an accomplished underwater photographer, and lead diving adventures tours throughout Micronesia.

Bellrichard graduated from University of Wisconsin-Platteville with a Bachelor of Science in biology (field biology) and from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse with a Master of Science in biology (aquatic science).

Bellrichard is the recipient of numerous awards and is an established author. He recently had publications in Iowa Sportsman Magazine and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Magazine, both in 2021.

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Last updated: 12/01/2023 3:17 PM