ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. (May 17, 2017) -- Senior U.S. Army leaders discussed enabling mission command for Soldiers as part of a demonstration of technological capabilities at APG May 11.

Steffanie B. Easter, the senior official performing the duties of the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology, visited Program Executive Office Command, Control and Communications-Tactical to better understand the organization's mission, portfolio and partnerships.

"It's impressive to see the commitment from our workforce at PEO C3T. With the talent we have at PEO C3T, I am confident we can accomplish the tasks necessary to remain technologically superior to our potential adversaries," Easter said. "We have to remain innovative to confront threats in multiple domains at one time."

Col. Gregory Coile, project manager for PEO C3T's Warfighter Information Network-Tactical, led a tour to showcase how the Army provides Soldiers with the infrastructure to support advancing capabilities such as on-the-move mission command; situational awareness using data, voice and video; satellite communications; and network access for early-entry forces.

Gary Martin, program executive officer for C3T, discussed how PEO C3T works with organizations across the Army to integrate and deliver the Army's tactical network.

"We had a great opportunity to demonstrate to Ms. Easter how our program managers are leveraging the advancements in commercial networking technology to reduce the size and weight of our tactical network components while delivering an integrated, expeditionary and interoperable network," Martin said. "Our team is working hard to ensure that our systems enable the Army to move, shoot and communicate regardless of where they are deployed."

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The U.S. Army Program Executive Office Command, Control and Communications-Tactical develops, acquires, fields and supports the Army's mission-command network to ensure force readiness. This critical Army modernization priority delivers tactical communications so commanders and Soldiers can stay connected and informed at all times, even in the most austere and hostile environments. PEO C3T is delivering the network to regions around the globe, enabling high-speed, high-capacity voice, data and video communications to a user base that includes the Army's joint, coalition and other mission partners.