U.S. Army Brig. Gen. John Laskodi, commanding general of the Defense Logistics Agency‘s Distribution unit, will serve as the next commanding general of the Joint Munitions and Lethality Life Cycle Management Command by summer.
The JM&L LCMC coordinates the Program Executive Office for Ammunition and the Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center with the Joint Munitions Command, DLA said Monday.
Laskodi enlisted in the Army in 1982 as a combat engineer and rose to the rank of sergeant.
His career includes command assignments for the 402nd Army Field Support Brigade in Iraq at the conclusion of Operation New Dawn, the 189th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion in Afghanistan for Operation Enduring Freedom VII, the Explosive Ordnance Disposal Detachment of the 1st U.S. Army Support Battalion in Egypt and the 38th Ordnance Detachment in Kuwait for Operation Desert Storm.
He served the Department of the Army as director of strategy, plans and integration for the Office of the Deputy Chief of staff G-4; the Army Materiel Command as the deputy chief of staff then as the director for the Commanding General’s Initiatives Group and the Army’s Human Resources Command as chief of the Enlisted Ordnance Branch.
He was deployed with the NATO Training Mission-Iraq as G4, logistics operations officer for the organization’s Allied Land Component Command (Madrid).
His assignment to the 561st Corps Support Battalion included service as support operations officer then as the battalion executive officer and deployments for Operation Enduring Freedom I in Southwest Asia and for the Operation Iraqi Freedom I with the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault).
Laskodi also served as group maintenance officer for the 101st Corps Support Group, as S3 plans officer and group adjutant for the 45th Corps Support Group and as S2/3 for the 17th Corps Support Battalion.