To Cross Is To Conquer
In wartime, bridge destruction by the enemy must be overcome. “To Cross Is To Conquer,” communicates the vital need for Soldiers to physically travel where needed during conflict. ATC’s testing brings the Bridge Erection Boat (BEB) close to full-rate production.< Read More >
Maryland Lieutenant Governor Shares Views on Leadership
You can lead a parade, lead an army, lead by example, and even lead a horse to water. No matter what the task, good leadership is the result of the little things done to improve the overall environment of subordinates.< Read More >
Save a Gallon, Save a Life
When it’s time to fill ‘er up, we usually think with our wallets. However, the cost of supplying fuel (and water) to our forward troops is measured not simply in dollars, but in lives. Every fuel and water resupply convoy exposes active military personnel to the risk of ambush and improvised explosive device (IED) attacks.< Read More >
ATC tests for the ultimate weapon, and the ultimate weapon runs on water. Clean, potable water is an absolute necessity during wartime. Without it, everything else – both literally and figuratively – dries up. That’s what makes Aberdeen Test Center’s (ATC) Petroleum and Water Systems (PAWS) work so important: the testing of water purification units to provide military personnel with clean, drinkable water for long-term use.< Read More >
Soldier as a System
Under some tactical conditions, a Soldier might be his or her own Army. Individual protective equipment is critical to the survival of our military personnel. It is their personal line of defense against fragment, bullet and other impact threats to vital body areas. Items that are carried and used to enhance vision and communication and increase lethality are part of what we call the Soldier as a System.< Read More >
100 Years of Excellence: The ATC Story, Part 4
A 25-ton 6 x 6 truck tractor undergoes a field dynomometer test, November 1947. During World War every type of weapon, from a pistol to a 16-inch gun, and numerous variants of tank, tractor and jeep, were tested, fired and driven at APG. The hours were grueling as personnel labored on tests at all hours, day and night.< Read More >
NASA conducts testing at ATC
Drop test of NASA’s Max Launch Abort System full scale Crew Module (MLAS-CM) being conducted at ATC’s Littoral Warfare Environment. This image is featured in Our Proud Of Past, Focused On Our Future January 2017 edition.
The mountains are calling, and I must go
On a clear, sunny, cool Saturday, I stood atop Springer Mountain in Georgia, at the southern terminus of the Appalachian Trail, known as the AT. I recall countless details of that day: flying into Hartsfield-Jackson Airport; the shuttle ride for 2+ hours with another hiker. I had no deep, inspirational reason for hiking the trail. Like many, I went for the challenge, the adventure, and, frankly, to see if I could do it.< Read More >
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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.
Proud Of Our Past, Focused On Our Future
This year we are celebrating 100 years of excellence in Army testing.
Aberdeen Test Center (ATC) has a long and accomplished history. It was founded as the Proof Department when the Army moved all testing from Sandy Hook, New Jersey, to an area of farmland on the Chesapeake Bay, which we now call Aberdeen Proving Ground. The first test shots were fired in January 1918, and since then, testing equipment, developing technology and meeting the needs of the Warfighter has been our mission. We have tested equipment used in every war since World War I, a monumental task performed by a great team of Americans.
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.
- 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.
- Exploit emerging technologies.
- Develop leading-edge instrumentation and test methodologies.