DETROIT ARSENAL, Mich. (Aug. 10, 2015) -- Military leaders and engineers met for the 2015 Ground Vehicle Systems Engineering and Technology Symposium, or GVSETS and the Advanced Planning Briefings for Industry, or ABPI, Aug. 4-6.

The GVSETS and APBI are the National Defense Industrial Association Michigan Chapter's key industry-government-academia events, which brought together nearly 1,000 executives, program managers, engineers and other key decision-makers to discuss initiatives, programs, plans and technologies in the ground vehicle domain for both manned and unmanned systems.

Attendees included: Gen. David Perkins, Commanding General, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command; Dr. Paul Rogers, Director, TARDEC; Brig. Gen. David Bassett, Program Executive Officer, Ground Combat Systems; Scott Davis, Program Executive Officer, Combat Support and Combat Service Support; and Brig. Gen. Mike Stone, Assistant Adjutant General-Installations, Michigan National Guard.

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The Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center is part of the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command, which has the mission to ensure decisive overmatch for unified land operations to empower the Army, the joint warfighter and our nation. RDECOM is a major subordinate command of the U.S. Army Materiel Command.