U.S. Army Materiel Command [AMC] Law and Legal Definition

The U.S. Army Materiel Command [AMC] is the prime provider of materiel readiness to the U.S. Army. AMC provides technology, acquisition support, materiel development, logistics power projection, and support to the total force. AMC primarily works on maintenance and parts distribution, and research & development of weapons systems. AMC is constituted with 70,000 dedicated military and civilian employees with highly developed specialties in weapons development, manufacturing, and logistics.

The functions of AMC include:

operates research and development engineering centers, Army Research Laboratories, depots, arsenals, ammunition plants, and other facilities;

maintains U.S. Army’s proposed stocks, both on land and afloat;

acts as the Department of Defense Executive Agent for the chemical weapons stockpile and for conventional ammunition; and

negotiates and implements agreements for co-production of U.S. weapons systems by foreign nations.