New agreement: UAH teaches supply chain management to Arsenal employees

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) - Leaders from the University of Alabama in Huntsville and the United States Army Materiel Command (AMC) signed an agreement to put Arsenal employees back in the classroom.

"We're executing an agreement to offer a supply chain management certificate program," said Robert Altenkirch, president of the university.

"We have got incredible technology that we've invested in," said Patricia McQuistion, Deputy Commanding General for the AMC. "This is the complementary investment in our workforce to really get the best out of that technology."

Twenty AMC employees self-nominated, and were then approved by their superiors and had to meet UAH criteria to be accepted. The program takes a year to complete, and once they get their certification, they can put it towards a higher degree.

"It's a standalone program that feeds into the masters program," said Altenkirch.

The program is fully funded by the Army Materiel Command.