COL Gavin Gardner, USA

Commander, Joint Munitions Command
2020 Joint Armaments, Robotics, and Munitions (ARM) Digital Experience

Colonel Gavin J. Gardner assumed the duties of Commander of the Joint Munitions Command and Joint Munitions and Lethality Life Cycle Management Command on June 11, 2020. The JM&L LCMC executes integrated life cycle management and provides ready, reliable, and lethal munitions at the right place, at the right time, at the right cost.

Gardner is a third generation Army brat and Army Logistician. He was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the Ordnance Corps branch, detailed to the Armor Corps in 1992.

He earned a three-year Army ROTC Scholarship and is a Distinguished Military Graduate from the University of Georgia with a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree in Production and Operations Management, 1992; Masters of Science Logistics Management from the Florida Institute of Technology, 2002; and Masters of Arts in National Security and Strategic Studies from the U.S. Naval War College, 2014.

Gardner’s assignments include: Tank Platoon Leader, D Company, 2d Battalion, 37th Armor Regiment, 3d Brigade, 3ID, Vilseck, Germany, 1993-1994, deploying for Operation Intrinsic Action, 1993. Executive

Officer and Tech Supply Officer, B Company, 26th Forward Support Battalion, 3d Brigade 3ID, Vilseck, Germany, 1994-1995. Logistics Planner, 13th Corps Support Command, Fort Hood, 1996-1997.  Commander, B Company, 215th Forward Support Battalion, 1CD, Fort Hood, 1997-1998.  Observer Controller, “Timberwolves” Maneuver Task Force Training Team & “Adlers” Logistics Training Team, Combat Maneuver Training Center (CMTC), Germany, 1998-2001.  Training Developer and Writer, Ordnance Center and School, Fort Lee, 2003.  BDE S4, 3d Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 4ID, Fort Carson, 2004-2005, deploying for OIF, 2005-2007.  Support Operations Officer and Executive Officer, 64th Brigade Support Battalion, 3d Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 4ID, Fort Carson, 2005-2008, deploying for OIF 2007 and OIF 2009.  G5 Logistics Planner, Deputy G4, Deputy Chief of Staff, 4ID, Fort Carson, 2008-2010, deploying for OIF 2009.  Commander, 100th Brigade Support Battalion, 75th Fires Brigade, 1ID, Fort Sill, 2010-2012.  Chief of Sustainment / G4, 4ID, Fort Carson, 2012-2013.  Support Operations Officer, 1st Sustainment Command (Theater), Fort Bragg, 2014-2015, deploying to OEF/OIR. Commander, 82d Airborne Division Sustainment Brigade, 82d ABN, Fort Bragg, 2015-2017.  J4 - Director of Logistics for U.S. Forces-Afghanistan (USFOR-A), Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, 2017-2018 for OFS.  Director, Commanding General’s Initiatives Group and Commanding General’s Executive Officer, Army Materiel Command, Redstone Arsenal, 2018-2020.

Gardner’s awards and achievements include: one Joint Meritorious Unit Award, one Valorous Unit Award, and two Meritorious Unit Commendations, the Legion of Merit (1 Oak Leaf Cluster), the Bronze Star Medal (1 Oak Leaf Cluster), the Meritorious Service Medal (6 Oak Leaf Clusters), the Combat Action Badge, and Parachutist Wings.