Introducing U.S. Army TACOM Commanding General Brig. Gen. Darren L. Werner
Brig. Gen. Darren L. Werner’s Bio    

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The Michigan Defense Center would like to thank everyone who participated in the state’s strategic program, Protect & Grow Community Discussion.  Big thanks to Karen at Systems X for providing the event platform and running a smooth event –yet again!

One of the meeting highlights was U.S. Army TACOM Commanding General Brig. Gen. Darren L. Werner’s talk and Q&A.  He went into detail on his role at TACOM and how it is the center piece of Michigan’s Defense Industry and explained how his team creates synergy for the four-Star Level commands located at the Detroit Arsenal.  We are grateful for his support and collaboration in moving Michigan’s defense eco-system forward. 

Pestilence, insurgencies and floods, the Michigan National Guard is on the job! Thanks to TAG Rogers for sharing his updates with the community.  His updates included information on the Winter Strike exercise that took place, the current status of the FMS F-35 Training Mission application, Mobility Guardian exercise that will take place between now and May and competing for the FMS M1 Abrams Tank Training Mission.

Josh Hundt, MEDC Executive Vice President, shared the state’s continued commitment to our defense missions, industry, and economic opportunities and the MEDC’s support of the Michigan Defense Center’s efforts to protect and grow this sector.

If you missed the Protect & Grow Community Discussion or would like to share the information with colleagues, here is the link to the event recording. Watch the full Protect & Grow Community Discussion HERE.

The next Protect & Grow Community Discussion will take place at the Michigan Defense Expo on May 26th, 2021.  For more details about this event, visit

As we partner with Michigan businesses small and large alike, we want you to know that we appreciate the time and focus you put into the work that you do and we are here to support you.  If you need support to get your business into the defense industry, please view our Online Resource Guide that lays out the steps to get you started.  In addition to the Resource Guide, we encourage you to register your business on the Bid Targeting System (BTS).  BTS was developed by MDC exclusively for Michigan companies to provide business intelligence support that help companies better assess which contracting opportunities to pursue, as well as keep track of the status of current and past bids. 

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