On Wednesday, February 19th, Yuma Proving Ground Technical Director Larry Bracamonte will present “Yuma Proving Ground: an Overview” at 3:00 p.m. at the Main Library. Yuma Proving Ground (YPG) is a United States Army proving ground and one of the largest military installations in the world. It is a subordinate command of the Army Test and Evaluation Command. Learn more about the role YPG plays in artillery testing. There is no charge to attend.
Larry Bracamonte currently serves as the Technical Director of the Yuma Proving Ground (YPG). Prior to selection to this position, he served in various engineering and technical management positions, including Test Project Engineer, Test Team Leader, Chief of the Munitions Branch, Chief of Mortars and Mines Branch, Chief of the Munitions and Weapons Division, and Director of Ground Combat Systems of the Yuma Test Center, and Associate Director of Test Management (G-9) at ATEC Headquarters. In these roles, he worked on and led developmental, production, stockpile reliability, and product improvement testing of a diverse variety of armament and combat support systems, including the majority of artillery, mortar, mine, direct fire, and vehicle systems fielded to the U.S. Army and U.S. Marine Corps.
Mr. Bracamonte holds a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Arizona, and a Master of Science degree in weapon and vehicle systems from the Royal Military College of Science, Cranfield University (United Kingdom). He is a member of the Acquisition Corps and holds Level III Certification in Test and Evaluation. His awards include the Superior Civilian Service Award, National Association of Hispanic Federal Executives Civilian Meritorious Award, and the Commander’s Award for Civilian Service (3). He was inducted into the Honorable Order of Saint Barbara by the U.S. Field Artillery Association for his contributions to Army and Marine Corps artillery.
The Main Library is located at 2951 S 21st Drive. For more information, call (928) 782-1871.