About the Minority College Relations Program

The Minority College Relations Program was established in 1996 by Presidential Executive Orders 12876, 12900, and 13021. The mission of the Minority College Relations Program is to develop collaborative programs within the Army Sustainment Command and Joint Munitions Command that will allow minority institutions to participate in Federal programs and thus enhance the commands’ future readiness through these partnerships.

The Minority College Relations Program offers intern placement for college juniors and seniors. Those selected for assignments work at various Army installations for either 10 or 15 weeks.

The Minority College Relations Program executes its vision by expanding mutually beneficial partnering opportunities between the U.S. Army and educational minority institutions.

Rock Island is located in the southwest "corner" of the Quad Cities area in western Illinois on the Mississippi River, 165 miles west of Chicago and midway between Minneapolis and St. Louis. The city provides easy access to other major Midwestern towns. According to a 2006 estimate, the city of Rock Island is home to 38,442 residents. Rock Island is surrounded by two great rivers: the Mississippi River and Rock River. These rivers support many leisure activities in the area and have beautiful scenic views.

The Army Sustainment Command, headquartered on Rock Island Arsenal, Rock Island, Illinois, provides sustainment level logistics by synchronizing Acquisition, Logistics and Technology support from the strategic through the operational to the tactical level. It serves as Army Materiel Command’s single face to the field and facilitates reach back across AMC to enhance mission support. ASC supports Army, Joint and Coalition forces across the full spectrum of operations. Manages Army Prepositioned Stocks and as the CONUS TSC, provides materiel management capabilities. Maj. Gen. Chris Mohan commands ASC. ASC is a major subordinate of the Army Materiel Command, commanded by Gen. Edward M. Daly.

The Joint Munitions Command is also headquartered on Rock Island Arsenal, Rock Island, Illinois. The Joint Munitions Command supplies conventional ammunition for all military services, other government agencies and foreign countries. JMC provides all types of ammo from basic bullets to bunker buster bombs. JMC supplies America’s warfighters with the right ammunition at the right place on time, every time. Colonel Landis Maddox commands JMC. JMC is a major subordinate of the Army Materiel Command, commanded by Gen. Edward M. Daly.

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