Laboratory hosts retiree appreciation event

November 03, 2017

By ARL Public Affairs

Story Highlights

  • The U.S. Army Research Laboratory, the Army's corporate laboratory, recently held a retiree appreciation event to celebrate 25 years of excellence in Army science and technology
  • Retirees enjoyed tours of some of ARL's current facilities, an overview and panel discussion as well as poster displays from the directorates.

ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. (Nov. 3, 2017) - The U.S. Army Research Laboratory, the Army's corporate laboratory, held a retiree appreciation event Oct. 20 to celebrate 25 years of excellence in Army science and technology.

Retired ARL employees who helped shape the lab and its success in Army science and technology over the past 25 years attended the event at APG.

Retirees enjoyed tours of some of ARL's current facilities, an overview and panel discussion as well as poster displays from the directorates.

Special exhibits and displays included a history of computing, Innovation Hub, Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, or STEM, and ARL history in snapshots and print.

Panel speakers included Wendy Leonard, who gave an ARL overview, as well as Paige Mergler, representing the Survivability, Lethality and Analysis Directorate; Lee Ann Brainard, representing the Computational and Information Sciences Directorate; Director John Lockett, representing the Human Research and Engineering Directorate; Dave Lyon, representing the Sensors and Electron Devices Directorate; Elias Rigas, representing the Vehicle Technology Directorate; and Dr. Scott Schoenfeld, representing the Weapons and Materials Research Directorate.

ARL Director Dr. Philip Perconti welcomed the guests and thanked them for their research efforts, which provided the base for the lab's current success and standing, he said.


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: November 3, 2017