ARL's 25 years of excellence featured in Army magazine

April 18, 2017

By Jenna Brady, ARL Public Affairs

ADELPHI, Md. (April 14, 2017) -- In celebration of 25 years of excellence in Army science and technology, the U.S. Army Research Laboratory is featured in the April issue of Army Magazine, a publication of the Association of the United States Army.

The article, titled "Research Lab Laser Focused on Future," highlights the lab's year-long anniversary initiative and why the lab is the best kept secret within the Department of Defense.

Featured in the article is Maj. Gen. Walter E. Piatt, director of operations and director of rapid equipment fielding in the Army Rapid Capabilities Office, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology.

Piatt said, "It's easy to talk about innovation, but it's much harder to actually do it and make it relevant for Soldiers. After meeting the brilliant people working in Army labs and seeing what they produce, I know that their work saves lives."

ARL Acting Director Dr. Philip Perconti is also featured in the article.

According to Perconti, "As the Army's corporate research laboratory, ARL is always focused on the future," Perconti said. "We're excited to embark on a new era of discovery, invention and collaboration with government, universities and private-sector partnerships that will continue to drive our success for the next 25 years and beyond."

The article can be viewed at

Army Magazine has a paid circulation of more than 51,000, including thousands of active duty Army personnel, National Guard, Reserves, military families, retired Soldiers and more than 12,000 defense industry executives.

Since 1950, AUSA has worked to support all aspects of national security while advancing the interests of America's Army and the men and women who serve.

AUSA is a private, non-profit educational organization that supports America's Army – Regular Army, National Guard, Reserve, retired Soldiers, government civilians, Wounded Warriors, veterans, concerned citizens and family members. The organization provides numerous professional development opportunities at a variety of events both local and national.

The U.S. Army Research Laboratory, currently celebrating 25 years of excellence in Army science and technology, is part of the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command, which has the mission to provide innovative research, development and engineering to produce capabilities that provide decisive overmatch to the Army against the complexities of the current and future operating environments in support of the joint warfighter and the nation. RDECOM is a major subordinate command of the U.S. Army Materiel Command.


Last Update / Reviewed: April 18, 2017