Please see the below letter from Mr. Jeff Langhout, SES for the U.S. Army's Combat Capabilities Development Command (CCDC) Ground Vehicle Systems Center (Formerly TARDEC). Regarding the name change to align with Army's Future Command. CCDC's Ground Vehicle Systems Center manages NAMC's Ground Vehicle Systems (GVS) Other Transaction Agreement (OTA) and is our partner in the Defense Mobility Enterprise (DME).
Ladies and Gentlemen,
The past several months have seen a significant shift in how the U.S. Army approaches modernization. The founding of a brand-new four-star Army command, the U.S. Army Futures Command (AFC), is a bold message to the nation about the seriousness with which we take our mission of bringing the best capabilities to the warfighter, and all of our partners at Team Warren have played a key role in that transition.
On January 31, our headquarters, U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command (RDECOM), completed its transition from the U.S. Army Materiel Command into AFC. This transition will bring changes for all of us, changes that you'll see over the coming months.
Starting today, Feb. 4, RDECOM's name has officially changed to the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command. TARDEC, as will the other RDECs, also undergoes a name change. Our new name is the CCDC Ground Vehicle Systems Center.
You will see changes in our branding and iconography. Where once the AMC shield was present, now you'll see the AFC insignia. In place of the "RDECOM" logo, CCDC’s logo will now stand. Finally, our familiar triangular "TARDEC" logo will also be retired. Our center, to more closely align with CCDC's efforts to unify the Army's R&D command, has adopted the CCDC logo with the words, "Ground Vehicle Systems Center."
This change will bring us into closer alignment with our partners in the requirements community, our fellow research, development and engineering centers, and ultimately, the Soldiers. We're all in the business of providing the best capabilities to the warfighter and this change will help the command do that more quickly and effectively.
Jeffrey L. Langhout, SES