Army Officially Named Lead Service For Ground-Based NMD

By Dan Dupont / November 18, 1999 at 5:00 AM
The Pentagon's top acquisition official this week approved a Joint Requirements Oversight Council recommendation to make the Army the lead service for ground-based National Missile Defense, a title the service has long coveted. Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics Jacques Gansler gave his approval in a Nov. 15 memo, obtained by DefenseAlert. The JROC met in late August to discuss the issue and recommended to Gansler in a Sept. 15 memo that the Army take the title,...

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