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CCDC U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command

WHO WE ARE

The U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command delivers future readiness as the Army’s premier organization for the modernization cornerstones of science, technology and engineering. Leading the Army’s largest talent pool of scientists and engineers, our technical expertise spans eight major domains:

  • Armaments
  • Aviation and missiles
  • Basic research
  • Chemical and biological defense
  • Command, control, communications, computers, cyber, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance
  • Data and analysis
  • Ground vehicle systems
  • Soldier systems

We collaborate across a global network of government, industry, academia and international partners to discover, develop and integrate the capabilities Soldiers need to win our nation’s wars and come home safely, today and in the future.

CCDC was established as a major subcommand of Army Futures Command on Feb. 3, 2019, and was formerly known as the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command, founded in 2002.

Our Leadership

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Major General
Cedric T. Wins

Commanding General, U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command

Maj. Gen. Cedric T. Wins is the commander of the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command. He leads the Army’s largest talent pool of scientists and engineers who discover, develop and deliver the capabilities needed to provide Soldiers with decisive over-match on the battlefield of the future.

Cedric was commissioned in the field artillery upon graduation from the Virginia Military Institute in July 1985. He has served in a variety of leadership and staff positions in the United States, Korea, Egypt and Afghanistan. Cedric holds a master’s degree in management from the Florida Institute of Technology and a master’s degree in national security and strategic studies from the National War College.

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Brigadier General
Vincent F. Malone

Deputy Commanding General, U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command

Brig. Gen. Vincent F. Malone II is the deputy commander of the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command. He assists the commander with efforts to discover, develop and deliver the capabilities needed to provide decisive over-match to the Army. He also serves as the senior commander at the Natick Soldier Systems Center in Natick, Massachusetts. 

Vincent was commissioned as an infantry officer upon graduation from the U.S. Military Academy in 1989. He has served in a variety of leadership and staff positions in Washington, District of Columbia, Alaska, Georgia and Afghanistan.  He holds a master’s degree in chemistry from the University of Colorado and a master’s degree in national resource strategy from the National Defense University.

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Command Sergeant Major Jon R. Stanley

Command Sergeant Major, U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command

Command Sgt. Maj. Jon R. Stanley is the command sergeant major of the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command. In this role, he serves as the principal enlisted advisor to the commander and staff on all matters, including enforcement of policies, command climate and the welfare of personnel.

Stanley entered the U.S. Army in 1990 and completed Basic and Advanced Individual Training as a combat engineer. He is a graduate of Basic and Advanced Airborne; Air Assault; and Ranger schools. Stanley has served in units across the United States and Europe, leading at all levels from team leader through command sergeant major.

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Mr. John S. Willison

Deputy to the Commanding General, U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command

Mr. John S. Willison is the deputy to the commanding general of the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command. As the commander’s senior civilian advisor, John provides strategic direction for the organization and serves as a catalyst for research, development and engineering initiatives across the command. He also serves as the functional chief representative for the Army’s Career Program 16 – Engineers and Scientists (Non-Construction), leading the talent management strategy for more than 18,000 Army civilians.

John began his career as a civil servant for the U.S. Army in 1986, and was appointed to the Senior Executive Service in 2011. He holds degrees in software engineering and electrical engineering, and is also a certified professional coach.

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