Army Materiel Command leadership team visits laboratory

June 09, 2016

By David McNally, ARL Public Affairs

ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. (June 8, 2016) -- The commanding general of the U.S. Army Materiel Command visited with Army researchers to discuss the latest in science and technology designed to make Soldiers stronger and safer.

Gen. Dennis L. Via and AMC Command Sgt. Maj. James K. Sims toured a U.S. Army Laboratory Weapons and Materials Research Directorate facility at APG and met with acting ARL Director Dr. Philip Perconti, acting WMRD Director Michael Zoltoski and a group of researchers.

The laboratory is a part the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command, which is a major subordinate command of AMC.

AMC is the Army's "premier provider of materiel readiness – equipping, sustaining and enabling the warfighter through technology, acquisition support, materiel development and logistics power projection -- across the spectrum of joint military operations," according to its website.

The researchers support the laboratory' Sciences for Lethality and Protection Campaign. ARL's technical strategy is rooted in the tenets of discovery, innovation, and transition, the lab investigates "opportunities in power projection, information, lethality and protection, maneuver, and Soldier performance for the Army of 2040 and beyond using a framework of eight S&T Campaigns," according to laboratory strategy publications.

Via is the AMC's 18th commanding general and assumed command Aug. 7, 2012.

The U.S. Army Research Laboratory is part of the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command, which has the mission to ensure decisive overmatch for unified land operations to empower the Army, the joint warfighter and our nation. RDECOM is a major subordinate command of the U.S. Army Materiel Command.


Last Update / Reviewed: June 9, 2016