Rock Island National Cemetery to commemorate Veterans Day

The Rock Island National Cemetery will hold a Veterans Day ceremony at 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 11, at the main flagpole in the cemetery, located at Rock Island Arsenal.

The keynote speaker will be Col. Landis Maddox, commander, Joint Munitions Command (JMC). He is the 13th commander of JMC and assumed his duties in May 2022 after previously serving as the commanding general’s executive officer at Army Materiel  Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama. 

Col. Maddox has a bachelor of science in mechanical engineering from the U.S. Military Academy and was commissioned in the Quartermaster Corps. He has a master’s degree in human resource management from Webster University, and a master’s degree in strategic studies from the Army War College. 

JMC produces small, medium and large-caliber ammunition items for the Department of Defense. It is the logistics integrator for life-cycle management of ammunition and provides a global presence of technical support to U.S. combat units wherever they are stationed or deployed. 

The ceremony will include a wreath placement as well as an honor salute and taps.

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