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02 Feb 05. Three Fort Monmouth organizations that develop and sustain communications and electronics gear for war fighters realigned today to form the new Communications- Electronics Life Cycle Management Command (C-E LCMC). The organizations making up the new command are: the U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Command (CECOM); Program Executive Office (PEO) for Command, Control and Communications-Tactical (C3T), and PEO Intelligence, Electronic Warfare and Sensors (IEW&S).

The C-E LCMC commanding general is Maj. Gen. Michael R. Mazzucchi, who became commanding general of CECOM June 25 while retaining his former position and title as program executive officer for C3T. Three deputies report to Mazzucchi under his new title. Victor J. Ferlise, the former deputy to the commanding general of CECOM has been redesignated as the deputy to the commanding general for operations and support. Edward T. Bair, the program executive officer for IEW&S retains his charter and title and assumes additional responsibilities as deputy to the commanding general for IEW&S. Col. Nickolas G. Justice, the deputy program executive officer for C3T retains his title and assumes additional responsibilities as deputy commanding general for C3T.

Close strategic and support ties with Fort Monmouth’s Communications-Electronics Research, Development and Engineering Center (CERDEC), PM Defense Communications and Army Transmission Systems and PM Defense Communications and Army Switched Systems will continue to be maintained across the C-E LCMC.

The new organization reflects changes in the organization of the Department of the Army designed to improve how equipment is provided to war fighters.

Mazzucchi continues reporting to the commander of the Army Materiel Command, Gen. Benjamin S. Griffin, in his capacity as C-E LCMC commander. Mazzucchi and Bair, in their capacities as program executive officers, will continue reporting to the assistant secretary of the Army for acquisition, logistics and technology as required by the 1986 Goldwater Nichols Act.

Establishing life cycle management centers places organizations that provide materiel support to war fighters under a unified command structure. This unity of command reinforces a collaborative approach to developing and sustaining systems by providing senior leadership the flexibility to assign expertise to high-priority efforts while placing all the functional expertise across the development, acquisition and sustainment realms under a single command structure.

“Creation of the LCMC forces us to change the way we think about what we do and allows us to collaborate extensively across the C-E LCMC and with the CERDEC for optimum effectiveness and efficiency in meeting user requirements,” said Mazzucchi. “Our personnel will be able to more effectively provide command and control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance tools to the war fighter that are highly developed, sustainable, reliable, usable and abreast of current technology.”

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