Rachel Terveer measures a Soldier's forward reach extension as part of a study at the Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center that seeks to understand the link between body armor fit and Soldier performance.

Natick studies link between body armor fit, performance

Body armor has saved countless lives in Iraq and Afghanistan, but an Improved Outer Tactical Vest, or IOTV, that doesn't fit properly can actually hinder a Soldier's performance in combat....READ MORE

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MISSION

Mission Statement:
Conduct research, development, acquisition and sustainment to maximize combat effectiveness and survivability of freedom's defenders.

Vision Statement:
The U.S. Army NSSC will be the leader of the research, development, acquisition and sustainment of freedom's defenders.

NSSC Objectives:
* Structure a sustainable NSSC
* Foster an atmosphere of teamwork and cooperation, which creates synergy across the Natick Soldier Systems Center
* Develop a strategic plan for the installation
* NSSC as an active participant in the community

LEADERS

The state motto of Massachusetts is translated from the Latin as "By the sword we seek peace, but peace only under liberty." That is a fitting motto for a great state and it could apply to th ework done by the team here at Natick and throughout the Research, Development and Engineering Command.

The Army's military and civilian scientists and engineers are developing better 'swords'; that is technology which will give our Soldiers an edge in future battles.

They are doing this in the hopes that by equipping our Soldiers with the best weapons and equipment in the world, we might deter war. But failing that, that our warfighters will be victorious, and thereby able to secure a lasting peace with liberty.

Brig. Gen. William E. Cole Commanding General Natick Soldier Systems Center

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