Celebrating 25 years of excellence in Army Science and Technology

The United States Army Research Laboratory (ARL) is a global resource and national leader in which every ARL employee and all Americans can and should take pride. Since its inception in 1992, ARL's intellectual diversity, mission-focus, collegiality, ethics, efficiency, rigor and productivity have yielded colossal benefits to the United States on and off the battlefield.

In October 2017, ARL will achieve 25 years of world-changing contributions of science, technology and analysis to the Department of the Army. ARL has seized this opportunity through a year-long initiative, known as "ARL25." Under the central theme "Celebrating 25 Years of Excellence in Army Science and Technology," ARL25 is a wide-ranging undertaking to share the story of ARL's exceptional people and culture, world-changing inventions and ongoing commitment to maintaining the United States' enviable position as home of the nation's premier laboratory for land forces.

Check out ARL's feature in Army Magazine!

ARL 25th Anniversary Video

Take a glimpse into ARL's impact on the past, present, and future of Army science and technology!

25th Photo Album

As part of ARL's 25th Anniversary celebration, we are collecting images from you! Historical or present-day, send your photos our way!

Did you know?

ARL scientists are exploring cognitive sensing headgear

According to the lab's own Dr. Jean Vettel, our culture has a growing interest in tracking our behavior with Fitbit watches, Garmin computers and various apps on our smartphones, and one of ARL's main aims in the translational neuroscience research program is to identify ways that technology can adapt to the Soldier. "We all experience time frames where we feel fatigued, have a hard time attending to information, need to reread the same text a few times to comprehend it, experience stress and the like. Our group focuses on measuring brain and physiological signals to identify methods and metrics to track these fluctuations in cognitive states which impact performance," Vettel said. "If we can capture ways to quantify these changes in state, then we can design technology to augment performance or mitigate decrements. This would revolutionize the way Soldiers interact with technology, enabling designs where the technology can adapt to fluctuations in our cognitive states rather than requiring us to adapt to its hard constraints."