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A Letter from the Commander
Within the organic industrial base (OIB), the Corpus Christi Army Depot (CCAD) serves as the Army’s rotary wing maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) CenterofIndustrialandTechnical Excellence (CITE); delivering readiness to the Joint Warfighter through our focus on performing better and faster while controlling cost. Our mission is to return rotary wing aircraft and components to the Department of Defense and other government organizations with uncompromising quality, at the lowest possible cost, in the shortest amount of time possible. Supporting efforts include training support for Soldiers and units; laboratory, chemistry, and metallurgy support for Army accident investigation; and depot field teams deployed permanently at Fort Rucker and as needed worldwide.
Despite the challenges presented by the effects of reduced demand and resources, CCAD produced to our revised schedule and supplied tens of thousands of components and 74 aircraft to the warfighter. We also retained our ISO AS9110B certification and are on track to attain Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s Voluntary Protection Program’s (VPP) Star Status in 2015.
Aviation Safety is a critical component of our operation. CCAD air crews successfully deliver overhauled, crash or battle damage repaired aircraft after significant maintenance test flight. We share airspace with U.S.
Navy and Marine Corps student aviators, and participate in a joint safety and standardization program with Naval Air Station Corpus Christi (NASCC). Our superb performance in safely delivering elite quality aircraft is a result of deliberate effort from every pilot and crew chief, backed by the entire CCAD team.
Quality and Schedule conformance are key factors in accomplishing our mission. As a flight critical MRO facility, we know that our reputation and the safety of our Soldiers is only as good as the quality of the last aircraft or component delivered. We ensure the quality of our products by carefully adhering to our business operating systems under ISO AS9110B.
In order to meet the schedule coordinated with our customers, we carefully manage assets, materiel, tools and labor to execute more than 640 programs. Controlling cost is critical to keeping unit funded costs as low as possible for the components and aircraft we produce. A superb team of program managers, business and financial operations professionals at CCAD team with Army Aviation and Missile Command Aviation Logistics Center experts to focus on cost avoidance and audit readiness as we manage billions of dollars annually across hundreds of contracts and programs.
Building opportunity through public-private partnerships is an example of how we optimize limited resources across the organic
and defense
CCAD benefits
from Technical,
Engineering, Logistics, Supply and Services partnerships with several private sector partners. Reach back into the tremendous capacity of original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to quickly solve complex problems, including integrating Complex Assembly Manufacturing Solutions (CAMS) onto our shop floor, is a great example of synergy between government and industry. The future of the OIB success builds with the power of our partnerships.
Delivering readiness to the Army now and in 2025 requires implementing continuous process improvements today and every day. Embracing and integrating shop floor automation into our operation is critical to improving program management and our performance for our supported units and Soldiers. We will continue to pursue new technology, to develop our workforce in advanced skills that will be needed in the future, and to invest in new tools, processes and test equipment that will minimize costs and production time.
For the current and future fight, CCAD will support Soldiers and commanders in the field, and remain the Cornerstone of Aviation Readiness.
BILLINGSLEY G. POGUE III Colonel, US Army Commanding

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