Polish scientists, U.S. Army researchers discuss partnerships

Lester Hitch (left), an engineering technician for the U.S. Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center's Rapid Technologies Branch, explains additive manufacturing to a group of Polish scientists at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., Oct. 2. (U.S. Army photo by Crystal Maynard)

Lester Hitch (left), an engineering technician for the U.S. Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center’s Rapid Technologies Branch, explains additive manufacturing to a group of Polish scientists at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., Oct. 2. (U.S. Army photo by Crystal Maynard)

ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. (Oct. 10, 2013) — A group of Polish scientists traveled to U.S. Army research centers Oct. 2-3 to learn about America’s expertise in robotics and explore potential partnerships.

The delegation, led by retired Col. Jozef Wrona, of 15 scientists from Polish academia and industry will advise their government on advancing the country’s robotics program.

Dale A. Ormond, director of the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command, discussed his organization’s global footprint and emphasized reaching into the international scientific community for technological solutions.

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Taiwanese military officials visit U.S. Army research facility

Taiwanese Lt. Gen. Shou-Fong Chin (left) receives a briefing about the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command from Director Dale Ormond at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., June 18.

Taiwanese Lt. Gen. Shou-Fong Chin (left) receives a briefing about the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command from Director Dale Ormond at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., June 18. (U.S. Army photo by David McNally)

A Taiwanese military delegation met with U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command Director Dale Ormond at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., June 18. The group is on a tour of military sites around the nation.

University of Delaware president tours ARL facilities

University of Delaware president tours ARL facilities

ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. — After entering into a formal partnership with the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command in January, leadership from the University of Delaware assembled on July 26 to tour Army Research Laboratory facilities at Aberdeen Proving Ground.

University of Delaware President Dr. Patrick Harker, along with RDECOM representatives and ARL Director John Miller, met to discuss ideas on workforce development and how to further expand the Cooperative Research and Development Agreement.

According to Dr. Val Emery, outreach program manager, many ARL directorates at APG work very closely with the university, including the Weapons and Materials Research Directorate, the Survivability/Lethality Analysis Directorate and the Computational and Information Sciences Directorate.. Recently the Vehicle Technology Directorate has also entered into a dialogue with the university.

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By JENNIFER DOWNING-LI (Army Research Laboratory)

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Defense Department officials tour APG

Defense officials tour APG
Department of Defense officials toured Aberdeen Proving Ground’s nuclear, biological and chemical components May 14 and asked what the installation needs to become the dominant research arm of the U.S. Army.

Andrew C. Weber, Assistant to the Secretary of Defense for Nuclear, Chemical, Biological Defense Programs, and Maj. Gen. Nick Justice, Research, Development and Engineering Command commanding general, held a candid meeting in which Justice provided the state of the installation.

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Local professionals visit APG

Local professionals visit APG
ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. — The U.S. Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center hosted more than 30 mid- to upper-level management personnel graduating from the Harford Leadership Academy and took them behind the scenes April 28. The HLA is a community development program designed to promote the development of existing and emerging leaders and to create a committed, involved and diverse network of leaders for Harford County.

Addressing some of the most qualified professionals of Aberdeen Proving Ground’s community, Garrison Commander Col. Orlando Ortiz gave them an overview of APG accentuating its strategic and economic significance today and in the future.

“With government and military organizations moving to APG and its surrounding area, the Army’s Base Realignment and Closure transition will create many new and exciting career opportunities,” Ortiz said. “In the process, employers like ECBC will benefit from the knowledge and expertise that folks like you bring to the table.”

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Army technology comes to life at ICT

CSM Marin visits ICT
INGLEWOOD, Calif. — In what appears to be a small office in an expansive industrial park near the University of Southern California, Army technology springs to life.

The Institute for Creative Technologies is the launch pad for nearly all simulation technologies for the U.S. Army. The U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command has the important role of coordinating what is being developed and delivering it to Soldier.

Command Sgt. Maj. Hector Marin, RDECOM’s senior enlisted advisor, visited ICT today and was enthused by what he saw.

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