|U.S. Army Materiel Command|
|Branch||United States Army|
|Role||Develops, maintains, and supports materiel capabilities for the Army|
|Size||more than 60,000 military and civilians|
|Motto(s)||If a Soldier shoots it, drives it, flies it, wears it, communicates with it, or eats it – AMC provides it.|
|March||Arsenal for the Brave|
|Website||AMC — The Army's Materiel Integrator www|
|GEN Charles R. Hamilton|
|Deputy Commanding General||LTG Christopher Mohan|
|Command Sergeant Major||CSM Jimmy J. Sellers|
|Frank S. Besson, Jr.|
Ferdinand J. Chesarek
|Distinctive unit insignia|
U.S. Army Materiel Command (AMC) is the primary provider of materiel to the United States Army. The Command's mission includes the management of installations, as well as maintenance and parts distribution. It was established on 8 May 1962 and was activated on 1 August of that year as a major field command of the U.S. Army. Lieutenant General Frank S. Besson, Jr., who directed the implementation of the Department of Army study that recommended creation of a "materiel development and logistics command", served as its first commander.
AMC operates depots; arsenals; ammunition plants; and other facilities, and maintains the Army's prepositioned stocks, both on land and afloat.
The command is also the Department of Defense Executive Agent for the chemical weapons stockpile and for conventional ammunition.
AMC is responsible within the United States Department of Defense for the business of selling Army equipment and services to allies of the United States and negotiates and implements agreements for co-production of U.S. weapons systems by foreign nations.
AMC is currently headquartered at Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville, Alabama, and has operations in approximately 149 locations worldwide including more than 49 American States and 50 countries. AMC employs upwards of 70,000 military and civilian employees. AMC was located at Fort Belvoir, Virginia between 2003 and 2005 before being relocated to Alabama by the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure Commission. From 1973 to 2003, AMC was headquartered in a building at 5001 Eisenhower Avenue in Alexandria, Virginia, and prior to 1973, it was headquartered at what is now Reagan National Airport. Between January 1976 and August 1984, AMC was officially designated the United States Army Materiel Development and Readiness Command (commonly referred to as DARCOM).
|Portrait||Name||Took office||Left office||Term length|
Frank S. Besson Jr.
|2 April 1962||10 March 1969||6 years, 342 days|
Ferdinand J. Chesarek
|10 March 1969||1 November 1970||1 year, 236 days|
Henry A. Miley Jr.
|1 November 1970||12 February 1975||4 years, 103 days|
John R. Deane Jr.
|12 February 1975||1 February 1977||1 year, 355 days|
George Sammet Jr.
|1 February 1977||1 May 1977||89 days|
John R. Guthrie
|1 May 1977||1 August 1981||4 years, 92 days|
Donald R. Keith
|1 August 1981||29 June 1984||2 years, 333 days|
Richard H. Thompson
|29 June 1984||13 April 1987||2 years, 288 days|
Louis C. Wagner Jr.
|13 April 1987||27 September 1989||2 years, 167 days|
William G.T. Tuttle Jr.
|27 September 1989||31 January 1992||2 years, 126 days|
Jimmy D. Ross
|31 January 1992||11 February 1994||2 years, 11 days|
Leon E. Salomon
|11 February 1994||27 March 1996||2 years, 45 days|
Johnnie E. Wilson
|27 March 1996||14 May 1999||3 years, 48 days|
John G. Coburn
|14 May 1999||30 October 2001||2 years, 169 days|
Paul J. Kern
|30 October 2001||5 November 2004||3 years, 6 days|
Benjamin S. Griffin
|5 November 2004||14 November 2008||4 years, 9 days|
Ann E. Dunwoody
|14 November 2008||28 June 2012||3 years, 227 days|
Dennis L. Via
|28 June 2012||30 September 2016||4 years, 94 days|
Gustave F. Perna
|30 September 2016||2 July 2020||3 years, 276 days|
Edward M. Daly
|2 July 2020||16 March 2023||2 years, 257 days|
Charles R. Hamilton
|16 March 2023||Incumbent||164 days|
Comparable organizations U.S. Armed Forces systems commands