History

The U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command Army Research Laboratory was activated in 1992, with a genealogy dating back to the early 19th century. The history book provided tells an amazing story of discovery and innovation, and pays tribute to the thousands of scientists and engineers who have performed foundational research that has led to superior capabilities for the American Soldier.

In addition, ARL’s historian produced “The Genealogy of ARL.” This report provides a brief organizational history of ARL (through 1996) and its various components prior to ARL’s activation.