Larry Wright, Pine Bluff Arsenal deputy to the commander, received the retired Maj. Gen. John C. Raaen Jr. Achievement Award from Scott Welker, deputy commander of U.S. Army Joint Munitions Command.

Larry Wright, Pine Bluff Arsenal deputy to the commander, received the retired Maj. Gen. John C. Raaen Jr. Achievement Award from Scott Welker, deputy commander of U.S. Army Joint Munitions Command.


"This award is bestowed annually to a JMC employee who best demonstrates a well-rounded career, extraordinary accomplishments and service to the Warfighter," according to a news release. "It is the most prestigious award presented by the JMC Command."


The presentation was made June 15. Wright has been part of the Arsenal for 37 years. As the highest ranking civilian at the facility, he serves as chief executive and chief engineer for all Arsenal operations involving approximately 800 employees and a $190 million annual budget.


A Little Rock resident, Wright earned a Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville. He is Level II acquisition certified and is a graduate of the Army Management Staff College. He is a registered professional engineer and author of Chemical Engineering Quick Reference, a study guide for the professional engineering examination.


"As the ambassador for America’s Arsenal, Wright pioneered efforts to bring visibility of the PBA’s capabilities to senior defense officials and earn the confidence of key defense acquisition executives. His tireless efforts have been instrumental in ensuring that the Department of Defense kept an organic source for several chemical and biological defense products," according to the news release.