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USAARL Hosts Forum for USAMRMC Senior Leaders

USAMRMC senior leaders with UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter
U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command commander's forum attendees in front of USAARL's UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter at Fort Rucker, Ala. on Apr. 5. U.S. Army photo by Scott Childress.

Posted May 1st, 2018
Story by: Catherine Davis, USAARL Public Affairs Officer

FORT RUCKER, Ala. – The U.S. Army Aeromedical Research Laboratory hosted the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command commander’s forum Apr. 3-5.

Maj. Gen. Barbara Holcomb, USAMRMC and Fort Detrick commander, explained that the forum was an opportunity for laboratory commanders and their staff to learn about other laboratories and their importance within the command. Holcomb emphasized that during the forum the leaders discussed the future of the Army and Army medicine, networked with each other, and gained knowledge through professional development.

This meeting allowed the commanders to interact face-to-face and focus on hot issues that affect the command as well as the U.S. Army, instead of the monthly video teleconference where the commander from each USAMRMC subcommand laboratory gives a five-minute briefing about his or her organization.

On the last day of the forum, the group toured USAARL, the U.S. Army Aviation Museum, and the School of Army Aviation Medicine flight medic course facility.

"The USAARL team had a unique opportunity to present our research efforts to the senior leaders of USAMRMC," said Col. J. Craig Taylor, USAARL commander. "The tour presented a great opportunity for this diverse group of leaders to understand the unique contributions that USAARL makes across the spectrum, from basic to applied research to final testing before fielding."

As Taylor explained, the engagement between USAARL researchers and command leaders and staff during the tour deepened the understanding of the strategic connections between research efforts to fielding capabilities on the battlefield in support of Army priorities.


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