United States Army Research, Development and Engineering Command

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U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command
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U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command
Active October 2003 – present
Country United States
Branch U.S. Army
Role RDECOM is the Army's technology innovator and integrator.
Part of United States Army Materiel Command
Garrison/HQ Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland
Motto Cum Scientia Commutare (“Through Science We Change.”)[1]
Major General John F. Wharton [2]
Dale A. Ormond
(First Civilian Director)
Major General Nick Justice
Major General Paul S. Izzo
Major General Fred D. Robinson Jr.
Major General Roger Nadeau
Major General John Doesburg

The U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command is a major subordinate command of the Army Materiel Command, and is charged with "creating, integrating and delivering technology-enabled solutions to our Soldiers."[3] With its headquarters at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, RDECOM scientists, engineers and researchers work at laboratories and research center across the nation and the globe. With more than 14,000 employees, RDECOM performs nearly all of the Army's basic and applied research and technology development.

RDECOM develops technologies at six major research, development and engineering centers and the U.S. Army Research Laboratory across the United States. It also integrates technologies developed in partnership with an extensive network of academic, industry and international partners.

The RDECOM team of Soldiers, civilian employees and direct contractors work to provide technology solutions for America's Warfighter. RDECOM seeks to provide technology solutions to meet current operational needs and developing break-through technologies for the next generation.


  1. ^ Distinctive Unit Insignia
  2. ^ "RDECOM Leadership". army.mil. Retrieved 22 Sep 2014. 
  3. ^ "About RDECOM". army.mil. Retrieved 20 Mar 2012.