Former Assistant Secretary of the Army Joins True Velocity

    Former Assistant Secretary of the Army Joins True Velocity

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    Polymer cased ammunition specialists True Velocity have announced a couple of new appointments. Firstly, Tom Weichel has been appointed operations chief. Weichel is an industry veteran with 30 years experience, joining True Velocity from Texas Instruments. Additionally, Dr. Bruce Jette, the Former Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics, and Technology, has joined True Velocity as Advisory Board Chairman.

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    True Velocity Adds Manufacturing Veteran as Chief Operating Officer

    GARLAND, TX (July 15, 2021) – True Velocity announced the addition of manufacturing operations veteran Tom Weichel in the position of chief operating officer, further expanding the expertise of the Texas-based advanced technology and manufacturing company’s executive leadership team. The company currently produces proprietary composite ammunition.

    Weichel joins True Velocity following a 30-year career in manufacturing operations, engineering, and executive management, most recently serving as vice president of worldwide fabrication operations for Texas Instruments. In three decades of industry experience, Weichel led manufacturing operations in Japan, Germany, and the U.S., managed a multi-billion-dollar annual budget, and oversaw global employee teams numbering in the thousands.

    “Tom Weichel brings a breadth of knowledge in manufacturing processes, quality management and scalable production to True Velocity,” said True Velocity President Chris Tedford. “His 30 years of global experience in the semi-conductor industry is invaluable in helping our team accelerate operations, achieve our business strategies and deliver on the mission of True Velocity.”

    Former Assistant Secretary of the Army Joins True Velocity

    True Velocity Names Dr. Bruce Jette as Advisory Board Chairman

    Former Assistant Secretary of the Army Joins Advanced Ammunition Manufacturer in New Role After Three Decades of Military Leadership

    GARLAND, TX (July 22, 2021) – Texas-based advanced technology company True Velocity announced the appointment of Former Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisitions, Logistics and Technology (ASA ALT), Dr. Bruce Jette, as Advisory Board Chairman. Dr. Jette will focus on strengthening True Velocity’s outside continental United States (OCONUS) market opportunities and international defense contractor strategy. He will also oversee the company’s growing Board of Advisors, which helps guide product development and manufacturing innovation. True Velocity currently produces proprietary composite ammunition and is a finalist in the Next Generation Squad Weapon (NGSW) program.

    “We are thrilled to have someone as deeply experienced and distinguished as Dr. Jette join our team and lead our board of advisors,” said True Velocity President Chris Tedford. “His vision for manufacturing modernization and bringing innovation to every touchpoint required to arm and equip allied nations makes him a perfect fit to help accelerate True Velocity’s international penetration and advancement of paradigm shifting defense technology.”

    A highly decorated U.S. Army veteran of 28 years, Jette joins True Velocity after a decorated career including multiple overseas tours and armor and cavalry commands and roles that led him to become the Army Acquisition Executive, the Senior Procurement Executive, the Science Advisor to the Secretary of the Army, and the Army’s Senior Research and Development official. In these positions, he held principal responsibility for Department of the Army matters related to logistics and oversaw the life cycle management and sustainment of Army weapon systems and equipment including research and development, testing and evaluation, acquisition, logistics, fielding, and disposition.

    Prior to confirmation as ASA ALT, Dr. Jette served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Synovision Solutions, LLC, which provided management and technical consulting, engineering services, and project management in support of military and governmental agencies, as well as to the commercial industry.

    Dr. Jette graduated from the United States Military Academy with a Bachelor of Science degree in Nuclear Engineering and Chemistry, and holds a Master of Science degree and a Doctorate in Electronic Materials from MIT. Additionally, he served as an Adjunct Professor at the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service Security Studies Program at Georgetown University.

    Matthew Moss

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    TheFirearmBlog.com – Managing Editor
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    Matt is a British historian specialising in small arms development and military history. He has written several books and for a variety of publications in both the US and UK. He also runs Historical Firearms, a blog that explores the history, development and use of firearms. Matt is also co-founder of The Armourer’s Bench, a video series on historically significant small arms.

    Here on TFB he covers product and current military small arms news.

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