CCDC GVSCGround Vehicle Systems Center


The CCDC Ground Vehicle Systems Center, headquartered at the Detroit Arsenal in Warren, Michigan, is the Army’s primary organic engineering talent to develop the next generation family of combat vehicles and thus deliver land dominance in the future fight.

As part of Army Futures Command, the CCDC GVSC is forging the future by developing world-class engineering talent in the areas of survivability and protection, autonomy and robotics, propulsion and mobility, electronics and power management, fuels and lubricants and ground system design and optimization.

The CCDC GVSC traces its history to the establishment of the Tank-Automotive Components Laboratory in 1946, an outgrowth of the Detroit Arsenal Tank Plant. During the early years, emphasis was placed on evolving new technologies to improve military ground vehicles, culminating in the development of the M1 Abrams tank.


Jeffrey Langhout

Director, U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command Ground Vehicle Systems Center

Mr. Jeffrey Langhout is the director of the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command’s Ground Vehicle Systems Center. In this role, he leads a workforce of more than 1,800 engineers, scientists, researchers and support staff in delivering advanced technologies as required by the Army’s strategic priorities and support to its cross-functional teams.

Prior to his role at the CCDC GVSC, Jeffrey served as the director of the Systems Simulation Software and Integration Directorate within CCDC’s Aviation & Missile Center.

Jeffrey holds a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering from Auburn University and a master’s degree in engineering from the University of Alabama, Huntsville. He was selected for the Senior Executive Service in 2013.