_title=Aerospace&_order=1&_begincolumn=True&_description=A leader in ammunition, precision and strike weapons, missile-warning solutions, and tactical rocket motors.&_linkurl=/about/business-groups/atk-aerospace-group &_imageurl=/SiteCollectionImages/Banners/Home/DEF.03.13.jpg &_imageurlalttext=A leader in ammunition, precision and strike weapons, missile-warning solutions, and tactical rocket motors. &_style=Default&;_title=Defense&_order=2&_begincolumn=False&_description=The leader in sporting and law enforcement ammunition, and tactical and shooting accessories.&_linkurl=/about/business-groups/atk-defense-group &_imageurl=/SiteCollectionImages/Banners/Home/sportinghomebanner.jpg &_imageurlalttext=The leader in sporting and law enforcement ammunition, and tactical and shooting accessories.&_style=Default&;_title=Sporting&_order=3&_begincolumn=False&_description=A leader in satellite components and systems, including composite structures that meet unprecedented thermal stability requirements.&_linkurl=/about/business-groups/atk-sporting-group &_imageurl=/SiteCollectionImages/Banners/Home/JWST.jpg &_style=Default&;



ATK Small Caliber Systems Welcomes New Commanderhttp://www.atk.com/news-media/inside-atk/atk-small-caliber-systems-welcomes-new-commanderATK Small Caliber Systems Welcomes New CommanderGP0|#00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000337;L0|#000000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000337|Supporting Military Service;GTSet|#00000000-0000-0000-0000-0000000000032014-08-20T00:00:00Z<p>​Lt. Col. Shane Upton has taken command of the Lake City Army Ammunition Plant in Independence, Missouri operated by ATK Small Caliber Systems. July 23 marked Upton's first day as commander at the plant. A change of command ceremony took place where the former commander, Lt. Col. Larry Cannon passed the Lake City colors to Lt. Col. Shane Upton. Lake City employees, friends and family were on hand to hail the new commander and bid farewell to Cannon. </p><p>After the ceremony, ATK Lake City's Vice President and General Manager Kent Holiday spoke to Upton's field experience. "He has firsthand experience and knows what it is currently like for our warfighters," Holiday said, "Upton knows how important our product is in the field, and can lean on his experience to ensure we are consistently delivering quality product to our country's warfighter."<br></p><p>As the plant's commander, Upton is responsible for oversight of the ATK contract, safety, security, law enforcement, environmental and modernization.</p><p>Lt. Col. Upton comes to Lake City from Fort Carlson, Colorado. He has served in the 4<sup>th</sup> Infantry Division G4, the 64<sup>th</sup> Brigade Support Battalion, and the 43<sup>rd</sup> Sustainment Brigade. During his time in the 4<sup>th</sup> Infantry Division, he deployed twice to Iraq and once to Afghanistan. Upton, an Illinois native, was commissioned a Second Lieutenant of Ordnance upon graduation from the University of Illinois (Urbana – Champaign). After completing the Ordnance Ammunition Officer Basic Course, Upton was assigned to the 529<sup>th</sup> Modular Ammunition Company in Vilseck​, Germany.</p>
STEM-Related Fields Prominent in ATK Learning for Life Scholarship Awardshttp://www.atk.com/news-media/inside-atk/stem-related-fields-prominent-in-atk-learning-for-life-scholarship-awardsSTEM-Related Fields Prominent in ATK Learning for Life Scholarship AwardsGP0|#00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000332;L0|#000000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000332|Promoting STEM;GTSet|#00000000-0000-0000-0000-0000000000032014-08-11T10:00:00Z<p>​The Learning for Life Scholarship Program is designed to assist children of ATK employees in their pursuit of post-secondary training and education. The program awards up to 75, $1,000 scholarships each year. This year, 65 percent of the student recipients declared Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields of study. The group represents 26 ATK locations in 13 states. Congratulations to the students and their parents!</p>

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