Pavlov tours Army command center in Warren

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Sen. Phil Pavlov

Sen. Phil Pavlov

LANSING, Mich. — Sen. Phil Pavlov on Monday toured the U.S. Army TACOM Life Cycle Management Command (LCMC) at the Detroit Arsenal in Warren.

Pavlov was part of a select group of state legislators who were given a tour of the facilities.

LCMC plays a strategic role in equipping and modernizing the Army’s ground and soldier systems and is responsible for more than 65 percent of the equipment found in the brigade combat team, the Army’s basic combat maneuver formation.

“I was thoroughly impressed with Maj. Gen. Gwen Bingham, her team of dedicated soldiers and professionals, and the state-of-the-art facilities here in Macomb County,” said Pavlov, R-St. Clair Township. “The work they do, day in and day out, is helping shape the future of our military and keeping America safe.”

Bingham is the commander of LCMC. LCMC is responsible for more than 3,200 product lines, including tanks, Bradley fighting vehicles, watercraft, trucks, robotics, howitzers, rifles, chemical and biological equipment, and more. The LCMC workforce consists of more than 19,000 personnel at more than 100 locations around the globe.

The economic impact at the Detroit Arsenal is about $2.7 billion annually.

“LCMC is a major supporter of the local economy and is an important part of the community,” Pavlov said. “I am happy they are located right here in Macomb County, contributing in such a significant way to the defense of the nation.”