Tooele Army Depot

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Coordinates: 40°32′N 112°20′W / 40.533°N 112.333°W / 40.533; -112.333

Joint Munitions Command (JMC)
Northern perimeter of depot
Active 2003 - present
Country United States
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
Website www.jmc.army.mil
Commanders
Current
commander
Colonel Christopher O. Mohan; last commander Colonel Yolanda Dennis-Lowman

Tooele Army Depot (TEAD) is a United States Army post located in Tooele County, Utah. It serves as a storage site for war reserve and training ammunition. The depot stores, issues, receives, renovates, modifies, maintains and demilitarizes conventional munitions. The depot also serves as the National Inventory Control Point for ammunition peculiar equipment, developing, fabricating, modifying, storing and distributing such equipment to all services and other customers worldwide. TEAD provides base support to Deseret Chemical Depot.[1]

Tooele Army Depot originally opened in 1942 during the early phase of U.S. involvement in World War II. The workforce at the post is now primarily composed of civilians. A full colonel serves as the commander. As of July 2011, Colonel Christopher O. Mohan is the base commander.[2]

Capabilities[edit]

Capabilities of the depot include: engineering; explosives performance testing; logistical support; machining, fabrication, assembly, repair; robotics; non-destructive testing; demilitarization; laser cutting; and Slurry Emulsion Manufacturing Facility.[1]

History[edit]

Built in 1945, TEAD was originally called the Tooele Ordnance Depot and was a storage depot for war supplies. In 1988, TEAD acquired the general supply storage mission from Pueblo Army Depot. In BRAC 1993, it lost its troop support mission, maintenance and storage missions. TEAD retained its ammunition logistics support function.[1]

Facilities[edit]

TEAD is housed on 23,610 acres (95.5 km2) with 1,093 buildings, 902 igloos and storage capacity of 2,483,000 square feet (230,700 m2).[1]

BRAC 2005[edit]

TEAD will gain the ammunition storage function from Sierra Army Depot, which will be realigning due to Base Realignment and Closure 2005.[1]

Environment[edit]

TEAD was placed on the Environmental Protection Agency’s National Priority List (Superfund) in 1990.[1]

In 2009, the Tooele Army Depot was awarded the 31st Annual Secretary of the Army Energy and Water Management Award and the 2009 Federal Energy and Water Management Award.[3] This was based on conservation efforts which saved TEAD more than $60,000 and nearly 100 million gallons of water per year.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f Information Provided by the Joint Munitions Command
  2. ^ Tooele Leadership Biography Website
  3. ^ TEAD team wins Federal Energy Conservation Award

External links[edit]

 This article incorporates public domain material from the United States Government document "[2]".