Commander Talks CCAD 411 During Padre Island Business Association Luncheon

by CCAD Public Affairs Office

The workforce celebrated CCAD's 56th birthday on March 10th with a cake-cutting ceremony to give everyone a chance to celebrate.

Corpus Christi Army Depot Commander, Col. Allan H. Lanceta explained the depot's role in defense and the community at local waterpark, Schlitterbahn Corpus Christi, where he served as the featured speaker at a Padre Island Business Association luncheon, April 13. Photo by Kiana Allen (RELEASED)

CORPUS CHRISTI, TX (April 14, 2017) -- Corpus Christi Army Depot Commander, Col. Allan H. Lanceta, made a splash at local waterpark, Schlitterbahn Corpus Christi, where he served as the featured speaker at a Padre Island Business Association luncheon, April 13.

The Veranda Restaurant at Schlitterbahn was filled with attendees hungry for lunch and information about what goes on at CCAD.

After recognizing veterans in the crowd, Lanceta explained CCAD's role in defense.

"We are part of national security," he said. "We build helicopters for our service members."

Lanceta went on to explain CCAD's current key undertaking to streamline their helicopter production processes. By identifying bottlenecks in material flow before aircraft reach the depot, program managers can find effective solutions to improve the building process.

The U.S. Army's UH-60 Black Hawk is one of the primary aircraft produced at CCAD. The Army plans to convert the UH-60 Lima to the latest Victor configuration. Lanceta wants to ensure CCAD is poised to receive the new workload.

"We will work hard to get the UH-60V to Corpus Christi," he said at the luncheon. "It will have an effect on the Corpus Christi community and CCAD's future."

As the largest tenant on Naval Air Station Corpus Christi, CCAD has a prominent role in the local military community. Nearly 3,500 people work at the depot, adding $2.5 billion to the local economy each year.
The depot works with the community to enhance economic growth and opportunities through continued education programs, civic partnerships, and local development boards.

Padre Island Business Association's mission is to advance and promote the economic environment for business, and to advocate responsive government and quality education, while preserving the unique community characteristics of Padre Island - Corpus Christi and Mustang Island - Corpus Christi, Texas.

Corpus Christi Army Depot's Sgt. Maj. Louis C. Felicioni (left), Chief Operations Officer, Bob Sharp (middle) and Commander, Col. Allan H. Lanceta (right) hold up "No 'Tie' Zone" signs as Padre Island Business Association President, Bob Paulison (far left) and Ex-Officio, John A. White, Sr. (far right) welcomed them to their monthly luncheon at the Veranda Restaurant at Schlitterbahn, April 13. Photo by Kiana Allen (RELEASED)


Designated a Center of Industrial and Technical Excellence for rotary wing aircraft, Corpus Christi Army Depot ensures aviation readiness through overhaul, repair, modification, retrofit, testing, recapitalization, and modernization of helicopters, engines and components. This effort includes world-wide on-site field maintenance teams, analytical crash investigations and chemical material process facilities. CCAD serves as a depot training base for active duty Army, National Guard, and reserve units. CCAD, as South Texas' largest industrial employer, employs more than 5500 personnel and contractors providing an overall economic impact of more than $1.14 Billon to the local community.