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.

  1. U.S. Army Research Laboratory celebrates 25 years, honors award recipients at gala

    ARL culminated its year-long 25th anniversary celebration and honored members of its workforce at the ARL Honorary Award and 25th Anniversary Gala held at Martin's West in Baltimore, Maryland, Nov. 9.

  2. Laboratory hosts time capsule ceremony to commemorate anniversary

    ARL recently held a time capsule ceremony to celebrate 25 years of excellence in Army science and technology.

  3. U.S. Army Research Laboratory announces new partnership

    The U.S. Army Research Laboratory announced new partnerships with the University of Chicago and other regional universities formally establishing ARL Central.

  4. Army Research Laboratory seeks strong partnerships at open house event

    The U.S. Army Research Laboratory kicked off a two-day open house by hosting more than 300 representatives from industry and academia to foster future partnerships.

  5. Memories that Matter: Dr. Ed Brown

    The former Chief of the ARL Special Projects Office, Dr. Ed Brown, reflects on the history of the laboratory, its purpose, and one of his contributions to the organization: Ask Dr. Ed.

  6. Army completes autonomous micro-robotics research program

    After nearly 10 years of collaborative research from the Army, industry and academia, the Micro Autonomous Systems and Technology, or MAST, concludes during a three-day capstone event of presentations and demonstrations of both ground and air micro-robots.

  7. Perconti named director of ARL

    The Department of the Army officially announced that Dr. Philip Perconti will be the fifth Director of the U.S. Army Research Laboratory.

  8. Memories that Matter: Ballistics Research Laboratory

    Former employees from ARL's predecessor, the Ballistics Research Laboratory celebrate 25 years of excellence in Army science and technology.

  9. Army showcases latest technologies at 2017 DOD Lab Day

    Scientists and engineers from research laboratories across the Department of Defense gathered at the Pentagon on May 18 to showcase their innovative technologies at the second DOD Lab Day.

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!

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