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Lieutenant Colonel Russell A. Jones assumed command of Radford Army Ammunition Plant on June 3, 2021.

Lt. Col. Jones was commissioned through the Army Officer Candidate School as a Distinguished Honor Graduate in November of 2001. He received both his Master of Science and Bachelor of Science degrees from Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama.

His military education includes the Chemical Officers’ Basic Course, Chemical Officers’ Advanced Course, U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, the Joint Planner’s Course, the Recruiting Commander’s Course, the Recruiting Operations Course, and the Hazmat Certification Course.

Lt. Col. Jones’ previous assignments include Battalion Chemical Officer, 1-64 Armor, Fort Stewart, Georgia, with deployments to Kuwait and the Iraqi Theater; Battalion Chemical Officer, 1-108 Aviation, Topeka, Kansas, with a deployment to the Iraqi Theater; Battalion Operations Officer, Denver Recruiting Battalion, Denver, Colorado; Company Commander, Omaha Recruiting Company, Omaha, Nebraska; Deputy Training Officer, 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command, Fort Shafter, Hawaii; Secretary to the General Staff, 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command, Fort Shafter, Hawaii; Brigade Recruiting Operations Officer, 2nd Recruiting Brigade, Redstone Arsenal, Huntsville, Alabama; Brigade Executive Officer, 2nd Recruiting Brigade, Redstone Arsenal, Huntsville, Alabama; Deputy Chief for Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, Explosive, Shaw Air Force Base, Sumter, South Carolina; Executive Officer to the Commanding General, U.S. Army Recruiting Command, Fort Knox, Kentucky; and, immediately prior to his assignment as Radford commander, he served as the Chief of Chemical/Biological Policy, Defense Threat Reduction Agency, Fort Belvoir, Virginia.

Lt. Col. Jones’ awards include the Bronze Star; Defense Meritorious Service Medal; Meritorious Service Medal (4 Oak Leaf Clusters); Army Commendation Medal (4 Oak Leaf Clusters); Army Achievement Medal (3 Oak Leaf Clusters); Iraqi Campaign Medal (with 4 stars); Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal; Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal; the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal; National Defense Service Medal; Army Service Ribbon; Overseas Service Ribbon; Presidential Unit Citation (Army); Joint Meritorious Unit Award; and the U.S. Army Recruiting Badge. He has also been awarded the Air Defense Honorable Order of Saint Barbara and the Chemical Corps Honorary Order of the Dragon.



Mr. Robert N. Davie serves as the Deputy to the Commander for Radford Army Ammunition Plant.

In this position, Davie is the senior civilian leader responsible for ensuring that the operation of the 7,000-acre propellant plant meets the readiness needs of the U.S. Army and the Department of Defense. These duties include the management of engineering and manufacturing; program execution; facility redevelopment; technology application; strategic planning; budget execution; modernization efforts; and contract surveillance.

Davie previously served as the Chief of Operations at Radford Army Ammunition Plant. In this position, he was responsible for engineering, maintenance, environmental performance, and infrastructure upgrades.

Before arriving at Radford Army Ammunition Plant in 1997, Davie served in numerous federal government assignments. He began working for the Army in 1991, involved mainly with the Army’s Environmental Programs. He conducted anti-HIV research at Ft. Detrick, Maryland, before moving on to the U.S. Army Center for Health Promotion and Preventive Medicine, where he developed unique testing methods and managed projects to assess environmental impacts. Later, he served as a program manager at the U.S. Army Environmental Center, where he managed the installation restoration programs of Picatinny Arsenal, New Jersey, and Radford Army Ammunition Plant.

Davie graduated from Virginia Tech with a Bachelor of Science degree in biochemistry and from the University of Maryland with a Master of Science degree in technology management. He graduated with honors from Army Management Staff College and is a graduate of the Virginia Natural Resources Leadership Institute.

He is the recipient of numerous awards. Most recently he received the Army’s Superior Civilian Service Award and the Outstanding Alumni Award from the Virginia Tech Department of Biochemistry.

Mr. Davie is an active member of the New River Valley community. He serves as a coach for the Blacksburg Middle, Blacksburg High School, and New River Valley Mountain bike teams that compete against other east coast schools. He delivers guest lectures at Virginia Tech and assists students with career planning and job hunting.

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