Joint Modernization Command plans, prepares and executes Joint Warfighting Assessments, Project Convergences, and other concept and capability assessments utilizing a campaign of continuous learning through persistent experimentation. JMC provides objective analysis and feasible recommendations to inform and enable a sustainable strategic path to Army 2040 and beyond.


JMC drives the transformation of the Army through warfighting and capability assessments that assist in the delivery of Army 2030 and design of Army 2040 and beyond.

Who is Joint Modernization Command?

JMC plans and executes worldwide multi-echelon, joint, and multinational experiments in support of the Army’s Modernization Strategy utilizing a campaign of continuous learning to build a force capable of deterring, competing with, and defeating near-peer threats.

JMC is headquartered at Fort Bliss, Texas, consists of military professionals across the spectrum of warfighting functions. JMC also has Global Operations Teams embedded with Joint Operational Commands around the world. These teams are located with U.S Army Pacific in Hawaii, U.S. Army Europe in Germany, Air Force at Nellis AFB, Marine Corps at Quantico, and the Joint Force in Suffolk.

There are three divisions within JMC supported by a complete General Staff and Simulations Center. Operations Group Alpha and Operations Group Bravo plan, prepare, and execute Project Convergences, Joint Warfighting Assessments, and other Persistent Experimentation Events. Using a campaign of continuous learning, both operations groups focus on concepts that operationalize Multi-Domain Operations and conceptual and technical interoperability, to include Joint and Multinational, while ensuring emerging technology and new capabilities are integrated into realistic scenarios. Operations Group Zulu integrates Special Forces, Cyber, and space into experiments while also delivering operations research, systems analysis, public affairs, strategic messaging, and Joint Visitor Bureau support.


JMC, COLMillerphoto, 7-26-23.jpgColonel Zachary Miller

Colonel Zachary Miller graduated from the United States Military Academy and was commissioned in 1997.

His military education includes the Engineer Officer Basic and Advanced Courses, The Command and General Staff College, and the School of Advanced Military Studies. He completed Senior Service College as a 2017 Secretary of Defense Executive Fellow. His civilian education includes a Bachelor of Science degree from USMA, Master of Public Administration from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, and a Master of Public Policy from the University of Missouri.

Colonel Miller’s command assignments include command of a combat engineer company in the First Cavalry Division; the 21st Engineer Battalion, 101st Airborne Division; 5th Battalion, 1st Security Force Assistance Brigade; the Memphis District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers; and the 3rd Security Force Assistance Brigade. Colonel Miller’s key staff assignments include S3 for the 20th Engineer Brigade, Executive Officer for the 27th Engineer Battalion, J5 planner for US Forces-Iraq, HQDA G-3/5/7 Strategist at the Pentagon, and staff officer for 8th Army in the Republic of Korea. His initial assignment was in the 92nd Engineer Battalion where he served as Platoon Leader, Company Executive Officer and Battalion Construction Officer.

Colonel Miller’s military awards include the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Joint Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Iraq and Afghan Campaign Medals, Korea Defense Service Medal, Military, NATO Service Medal, Army Staff Identification Badge, Combat Action Badge, Master Parachutist Badge, and the Air Assault Badge.

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JMC, CSM Langes.jpgCommand Sergeant Major Willie L. Langes

CSM Willie L. Langes enlisted as an Armor Crewman in the U.S. Army and attended One Station Unit Training at Fort Knox, Kentucky, and was awarded the MOS 19K.

CSM Langes has held numerous duty and leadership positions within Armor and Cavalry, to include M1A1 Tank Commander, Gunner and Driver, Section Sergeant, Platoon Sergeant, Drill Sergeant, First Sergeant, Operations Sergeant Major, and Command Sergeant Major.

CSM Langes’ assignments include 3-37 Armor, Fort Riley, Kansas; 4-7 Cavalry, Camp Geary Owens, Korea; 1-13 Armor, Fort Riley; 1/11 ACR, Fort Irwin, California; and 2-70 Armor, Fort Riley. He deployed to Kuwait for Operation Desert Spring; to Iraq for OIF 1 and OIF 3; and to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. He served as a 1SG in 2-81 Armor, Fort Knox, Kentucky; 1-34 Armor, Fort Riley; and 4-4 Cavalry, Fort Riley. CSM Langes served as the Operations Sergeant Major for 5-1 Cavalry, Fort Wainwright, Alaska; Command Sergeant Major, 8-1 Cavalry, Joint Base Lewis McCord; Command Sergeant Major, Grizzly Observer Controller Team, Hohenfels, Germany; Command Sergeant Major, 1-2 SBCT, JBLM. His most recent assignment was the Command Sergeant Major, 5th SFAB, JBLM.

CSM Langes military education includes the Primary Leadership Course (1998), the Basic Noncommissioned Officer Course (1999), the Advanced Noncommissioned Officer Course (2004), Drill Sergeant School (2006), First Sergeant Course (2007), and graduate of Class 63 Sergeants Major Course (2013). CSM Langes is a graduate of Columbia Southern University with an associate degree in business management. 

 CSM Langes’ awards and decorations include Legion Of Merit (1 Oak Leaf Cluster), Bronze Star Medal (2 OLC), Meritorious Service Medals (4 OLC), Army Commendation Medal with “V” Device (2), Army Commendation Medal (3 OLC), Army Achievement Medals (2 OLC), National Defense Service Medal with Bronze Star Device, Korean Defense Service Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Iraqi Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, and NATO Medal. He is a member of the Order of the Spur (Silver and Gold) and a Bronze member of the Order of Saint George.

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