Defense Ammunition Center (United States)
|Joint Munitions Command (JMC)|
|Active||2003 - present|
|Type||Major Subordinate Command of the United States Army Materiel Command (AMC)|
|Role||Operate a nationwide network of facilities where conventional ammunition is produced and stored.|
|Size||Employs 20 military, over 5800 civilians and 8300 contractor personnel|
|Colors||red, yellow, white, black, blue|
|Brigadier General Larry Wyche|
The Defense Ammunition Center (DAC) is the United States Department of Defense’s focal point for ammunition knowledge and logistical support. It is responsible for explosives safety, logistics engineering, transportability, training, depot/garrison doctrine, demilitarization technology, supportability, reliability, technical assistance and career management. DAC also supports all aspects of ammunition operations and activities from development through disposal.
The U.S. Army Defense Ammunition Center and School was established in 1920 and was located at Savanna Army Depot, Savanna, Illinois. Over the years, it developed the Army’s oldest civilian career program, known today as the Quality Assurance Specialist (Ammunition Surveillance) or QASAS. In 1971, the organization was officially named Department of the Army Materiel Development and Readiness Command(now Army Materiel Command) Ammunition Center. In 1994, it became the Defense Ammunition Center. In 1998, it relocated from Savanna to McAlester Army Ammunition Plant, McAlester, Oklahoma under the 1995 Base Realignment and Closure decision.
DAC is housed in 32 buildings as a tenant on McAlester Army Ammunition Plant.