Placing the right Soldiers in the right jobs, keeping them healthy and optimizing their physical performance was the focus for 325 scientists from around the world, who gathered in Boston this week for the 2014 3rd International Congress on Soldiers' Physical Performance, to share ideas and increase efficiency in those areas. Among the topics discussed, was the effect of load carriage on health and performance. Pictured here, Spc. Arielle Mailloux gets some help adjusting her prototype Generation III Improved Outer Tactical Vest from Capt. Lindsey Pawlowski, Aug. 21, 2012, at Fort Campbell, Ky. Both Soldiers are with the 1st Brigade Combat Team Female Engagement Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault). These prototypes were designed specifically for the needs of female Soldiers, with shorter torso length and other improvements.

International scientists discuss Soldier physical performance

In an era of downsizing and budget cuts, placing the right Soldiers in the right jobs, keeping them healthy and optimizing their physical performance have never been more important....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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