PICATINNY ARSENAL, NJ--Incoming Product Manager Large Caliber Ammunition Lt. Col. Kyle McFarland accepts his organizational flag during the Large Caliber Ammunition Change of Charter ceremony June 30. McFarland is joining the Picatinny community from his last assignment as the Science Advisor to U.S. Forces Korea (USFK), in Seoul, South Korea. In this role he supported the USFK, 8th Army, and 2nd Division staffs identify and address capability gaps through coordination with Department of Defense research organizations and industry.


After serving more than 22 years in the Army, outgoing Product Manager Large Caliber Ammunition, Lt. Col. Brian Gruchacz, retired June 30 during a retirement and Large Caliber Ammunition Change of Charter ceremony. PdM Large Caliber Ammunition provides the Army, Department of Defense and our allies with large caliber ammunition for future and current platforms to include the Abrams Tank, Stryker Mobile Gun System and the Future Combat Systems Mounted Combat System.