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.