The Army's program executive office for ammunition today has been officially renamed the joint program executive office for armaments and ammunition.
The change reflects the already joint nature of the PEO, which employs Marine Corps civilians, a Navy captain and an Air Force colonel, according to the Army.
PEO Brig. Gen. Alfred Abramson told the Army News Service adding the word armaments highlights the office's close relationship with the engineers in the Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center at Picatinny Arsenal, NJ, where the PEO is also located.
The program office has managed the life cycle of armament and protective systems since 2002.