Home' Army Acquisition Logistics and Technology Magazine : Army ALT October-December 2017 Contents and commander of the 702nd Main Support Battalion, Division Support
Command, 2nd Infantry Division, Eighth Army, Republic of Korea. He
also deployed in support of operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm.
Daly is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point,
where he earned a B.S. in engineering management. He also holds an
MBA from Gonzaga University and a Master of Strategic Studies from
the U.S . Army War College. His awards and decorations include the Dis-
tinguished Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal, Defense
Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Joint Service
Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement
Medal, Combat Action Badge and Parachutist Badge. (U.S. Army photos
by Sgt. 1st Class Teddy Wade)
1: WYCHE ENDS 42-YEAR CAREER
Gen. Gus Perna, left, AMC commander, presented Lt. Gen. Larry
Wyche, AMC deputy commanding general since April 2015, with his
retirement certificate July 21, bidding an official farewell to Wyche and
honoring his 42 years of service to the U.S . Army.
Wyche, who began his Army career in 1975 as a private cavalry scout,
was praised as a master logistician and exemplary leader. During the
ceremony at AMC headquarters, he received a surprise induction into
the Quartermaster Hall of Fame. He also received the Distinguished Ser-
vice Medal and the General Brehon B. Somervell Medal of Excellence,
which recognizes those who excel in multifunctional logistical support
and demonstrate a commitment to duty.
Perna called Wyche “an inspiring leader, wise mentor and true friend. ...
He has committed 42 years of his life to the profession of arms and has
put the needs of the Army and the warfighter ahead of himself.”
Deputy CG was not Wyche’s first leadership position at AMC. Nearly five
years earlier, he was assigned as deputy chief of staff for logistics and
operations at Fort Belvoir, Virginia, and then Redstone Arsenal. His other
leadership posts include CG of the U.S . Army Combined Arms Support
Command and Sustainment Center of Excellence; CG of the Joint Muni-
tions and Lethality Life Cycle Management Command; and director for
strategy and integration in the Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff, G-4.
Wyche also commanded the 10th Sustainment Brigade with duty as
commander, Joint Logistics Command, Combined Joint Task Force – 7,
based at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, during Operation Enduring Free-
dom. In addition, he deployed to Operation Uphold Democracy in Haiti
Wyche was joined at the ceremony by several family members, including
his son, Army Maj. David Wyche, and his wife of 37 years, Denise.
“I’ve worked for so many remarkable organizations,” said Wyche. “Those
organizations and people will be part of Denise and me for the rest of our
lives. I owe so very much to those who saw potential in me, taught me
and encouraged me to go the distance. All of you are responsible for the
many successes I’ve enjoyed.”
He added, “We are warfighter logisticians, prepared to give the shirts off
our backs, the boots off our feet, to support the fight. We will never say
no, as long as we have one bullet to give or one gallon of gas to give.”
U.S. ARMY RESEARCH LABORATORY
2: ACTING DIRECTOR OFFICIALLY TAKES CHARGE
Dr. Philip Perconti, right, became the fifth director of the U.S . Army
Research Laboratory (ARL) at an Aug. 10 ceremony at the Adelphi Labo-
ratory Center in Maryland. Maj. Gen. Cedric T. Wins, command-
ing general of the U.S . Army Research, Development and Engineering
Command, officiated the ceremony, with Sgt. Maj. Keith Taylor,
ARL’s senior enlisted adviser, facilitating.
Perconti had served as ARL’s acting director since April 2016, when Dr.
Thomas Russell was reassigned as acting deputy assistant secretary
of the Army for research and technology, a position to which Russell was
permanently appointed in December 2016. Before that, Perconti was di-
rector of ARL’s Sensors and Electron Devices Directorate. Before joining
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