• Commander

    COL Morris L. Bodrick is the Commander of the U.S. Army Aberdeen Test Center, U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command at Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD.



    Commander's Corner


    Aberdeen Test Center: Proud of Our Past, Focused on Our Future


    For almost 100 years, the U.S. Army Aberdeen Test Center (ATC) has stood for world-class testing, training, modeling, simulation, and experimentation—all to ensure the safety and success of the American Soldier in combat.

    A premier U.S. Army test facility, ATC is the only center testing Automotive equipment, along with Firepower, Survivability/Lethality, and Warfighter systems. ATC also excels in joint air, land, and water Soldier training, and in new Test Technology development. Situated on the Chesapeake Bay, ATC operates in a constantly changing weather environment which, in the course of a year, resembles nearly 80% of worldwide climates.

    ATC takes pride in being a responsible community member through its on-Post safety policy and routine public outreach. ATC’s long history of environmental stewardship includes developing methods to clean and reuse soil for military construction projects, sharing information on archeological sites on Army property, and being a designated habitat for the largest concentration of bald eagles in the Upper Chesapeake Bay.

    As a multifaceted test center, ATC’s challenge, each day, is to ensure our Soldiers’ effectiveness and safety as they defend the United States, and to do so efficiently, accurately, and safely.

    ATC means Excellence in Testing!


    ATC Vision

    ONE TEAM, Driven by integrity, mutual respect, and trust.

    ONE VISION, Setting the highest standard of excellence.

    ONE UNSHAKABLE BOND, Protecting one another and those who inspire us to give our best each day…our Warfighters.


    ATC Vision


    - Provide test and test support services for authorized customers within and outside of DoD, including Government and non-Government organizations, domestic, and foreign.

    - Perform comprehensive test and training, both real and simulated.

    - Provide test and test support services for authorized customers within and outside of DoD, including Government and non-Government organizations, domestic and foreign. ring, and fabrication.


    - Exploit emerging technologies.

    - Develop leading-edge instrumentation and test methodologies.