BG Alfred Abramson III, USA
Joint Program Executive Officer Armaments & Ammunition and the Commanding General
2019 Armament Systems Forum
Brigadier General Alfred F. Abramson III became the Joint Program Executive Officer Armaments & Ammunition and the Commanding General, Picatinny Arsenal on December 29, 2017, leading the mission to develop and procure conventional and leapahead munitions to increase the Warfighter’s combat power. Prior to this, BG Abramson served as the Deputy Program Executive Officer Ammunition and Senior Commander Picatinny Arsenal.
Brigadier General Abramson was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the Chemical Corps after graduating from Virginia State University where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry. Brigadier General Abramson served in a variety of positions overseas as well as the contiguous United States to include: Battalion Chemical Officer, 6-37th Field Artillery; Smoke Platoon Leader, 172nd Chemical Company; Company Commander, 266th Quartermaster Battalion; Chemical Staff Officer, Project Manager’s Office for NBC Defense; Aide-De-Camp, Soldier Biological Chemical Command; Assistant Product Manager, NBC Point Detection; Program Executive Office Liaison Officer, Coalition Forces Land Component Command; Assistant Product Manager, NBC Reconnaissance Systems; Budget Team Chief, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Acquisition, Logistics and Technology); Joint Product Manager, Biological Detection Systems; Military Assistant to the Under Secretary of the Army; Joint Project Manager for NBC Contamination Avoidance; Executive Officer for the Principle Military Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army (Acquisition Logistics, and Technology); and previously served as the Deputy, Joint Program Executive Officer for Chemical and Biological Defense.
His civilian education includes a Master’s degree in Chemistry from Johns Hopkins University, a Master’s degree in National Security and Strategic Studies from the Naval War College, and a Master’s degree in Strategic Studies from the Army War College. His military education includes the Chemical Officer Basic and Advanced Courses, the Combined Arms and Services Staff School, Command and General Staff College, the Advanced Program Management Course, the Senior Service College and Senior Leaders Course.
Brigadier General Abramson’s awards include the Defense Superior Service Medal; the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, 1st Oak Leaf Cluster; the Army Meritorious Service Medal, 2nd Oak Leaf Cluster; the Joint Service Commendation Medal, the Army Commendation Medal, 2nd Oak Leaf Cluster; the Army Achievement Medal, 1st Oak Leaf Cluster; and various other awards to include the Air Assault Badge; Parachutist Badge; and the Army Staff Identification Badge.