Iowa Army Ammunition Plant

Photo of Lt. Col. Jason P. Crist COMMANDER
Lt. Col. Jason P. Crist

Lieutenant Colonel Jason P. Crist assumed command of Iowa Army Ammunition Plant on July 8, 2021.

Lt. Col. Crist commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the Ordnance Corps via ROTC attaining his Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Central Florida (UCF) in 2003. Additionally, he earned his B.S. in Criminal Justice from UCF in 2000.

Lt. Col. Crist most recently served in Army’s Office of Business Transformation. In response to the Nation’s effort to combat COVID-19, he volunteered joining the White House Supply Chain Task Force supporting Health and Human Services’ (HHS) response to COVID-19. He served as the Ventilator Transportation and Distribution Coordinator of the National Stockpile. Previous assignments include; S-3 Chief of Operations and Operational Planner for SDDC’s 597th Transportation Brigade at Fort Eustis, Virginia. Additionally, while at Fort Eustis, he served as the Executive Officer of the 832nd Transportation Battalion overseeing three Rapid Port Opening Elements (RPOE) supporting DOD’s globally responsive Joint Task Force Port Opening mission. Additional field grade assignments include; serving as the S-4 for the 11th Air Defense Artillery “Imperial” Brigade, 32nd Army Air and Missile Defense Command, Fort Bliss, Texas. Executive Officer and Planner, Installation Logistics Directorate (ILD), Army Sustainment Command (ASC), Rock Island, Illinois. While stationed at Rock Island, Lt. Col. Crist volunteered to deploy to Afghanistan serving as the S-3 Planning Officer 401st AFSB located in Bagram, Afghanistan; responsible for retrograde operations and the remission / relocation of the 401st AFSB to Kuwait.

Lt. Col. Crist’s company grade and command assignments include serving as the S-4, 704th Military Intelligence Brigade, INSCOM, Fort Meade, Maryland. Company Commander, 704th Brigade Support Battalion (BSB), 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (IBCT), 4th Infantry Division, deploying from Fort Carson, Colorado to Fob Fenty, Jalbad, Afghanistan supporting operations in Northeast Afghanistan.

His awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal (with Oak Leaf Cluster (OLC)), Meritorious Service Medal (3 OLC), Joint Service Commendation Medal, and the Army Commendation Medal (2 OLC). Lt. Col. Crist is a distinguished member of the Order of St. Martin (Quartermaster), Order of St. Christopher (Transportation Corps), and the Order of St. Barbara (Field & Air Defense Artillery).

LTC Jason Crist is married to the former Kellie Edison of Green Cove Springs, Florida. They currently parent one rescue Doberman Pincher, Ranger.

Photo of Gifford Haddock DEPUTY TO THE COMMANDER
Gifford Haddock

Giff Haddock assumed the duties of Deputy Commander, IAAAP on 11 June 2017.

The IAAAP is a subordinate command of the Joint Munitions Command, Rock Island Arsenal, Illinois that Loads, Assembles, and Packs medium and large caliber ammunition items for the Department of Defense using modern production methods in support of worldwide operations.

He is a native of Chicago, Illinois and its western suburbs. Graduating from Northern Illinois University he was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the Infantry on 11 May 1991 as a distinguished military graduate. Mr. Haddock retired as an Adjutant General Corps officer in August 2015.

Mr. Haddock holds a Master of Arts in Management from Webster University, Missouri

His previous DA Civilian assignment was as Acting G1, Office of the Program Manager, Saudi Arabian National Guard in Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.