Aviation & Missile Center


The U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command Aviation & Missile Center, headquartered at Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the Army’s focal point for providing research, development and engineering technology and services for aviation and missile platforms across the life cycle.

The CCDC AvMC has a long history of providing unparalleled service to its aviation and missile customers, while always striving to provide the greatest service to its ultimate customer – the Soldier – by providing technology and weapon system solutions to ensure his/her victory on the battlefield.

The CCDC AvMC traces its origins back to October 1948, when the chief of ordnance designated Redstone Arsenal as the center for research and development in the field of rockets. In 1962, the U.S. Army Missile Command, including the Directorate of Research and Development, was activated and has since been re-designated multiple times.


Jeff Langhout - Director, DEVCOM Aviation & Missile Center

Jeffrey L. Langhout

Director, DEVCOM Aviation & Missile Center

Jeffrey L. Langhout leads a workforce of more than 11,000 engineers, scientists, researchers and support staff at the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command (DEVCOM) Aviation & Missile Center (AvMC), which develops collaborative and innovative aviation and missile capabilities and life-cycle engineering solutions.

Langhout joined AvMC in 2021, after serving as the director of the DEVCOM Ground Vehicle Systems Center and acting deputy to the DEVCOM commanding general. His career in public service additionally includes leadership roles with the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Research Development and Engineering Center, the Cargo Helicopters Project Office, and the Threat Systems Management Office, among other organizations.

Langhout holds a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering from Auburn University and a master’s degree in Engineering from the University of Alabama, Huntsville.