Pentagon to MDA Workers—Roll Tide

The Army will beef up its Redstone Arsenal with lots of workers from the Washington-based Missile Defense Agency, if the Pentagon’s BRAC recommendations survive. That’s the word from USAF Lt. Gen. Trey Obering, MDA Director, as reported in the Huntsville Times. The MDA jobs total around 2,000, but the actual increase could be up to 5,000, if MDA contractors shift their jobs from Virginia to Alabama. Redstone could also pick up the headquarters for Army Materiel Command and Army Space and Missile Defense Command, both currently in northern Virginia.