CCDC GVSC

Ground Vehicle Systems Center

WHO WE ARE

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.

OUR LEADERSHIP

Ground Vehicle Systems Center (GVSC) Director Michael Cadieux

Mr.
Michael Cadieux

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

Mr. Cadieux serves as the Director for the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command’s Ground Vehicle Systems Center, a position he has held since April 11, 2021. He leads a workforce of over 1,800 engineers, scientists, researches and support staff in delivering advanced technologies as required by the Army’s strategic priorities and support to its Cross Functional Teams. Mr. Cadieux also provides life cycle engineering solutions to the Army’s Ground Combat Systems and Combat Support & Combat Service Support PEOs, the Tank Automotive Life Cycle Management Command, and the broader Department of Defense.

In his capacity as the Director, Mr. Cadieux ensures the Ground Vehicle Systems Center 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 Ground Vehicle Systems Center 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.