The U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command hosted students from The Eisenhower School for National Security and Resource Strategy completing a course on the biotechnology industry on March 15.The intent of the course is to learn how to analyze biotechnology as an industry and examine how it supports and impacts national security. A portion of the program focuses on getting out of the classroom and visiting companies and government agencies to discuss their views of the opportunities and challenges within the biotechnology global market. Their visit to USAMRMC was a perfect choice. The USAMRMC advances research, development and acquisition of medical products and technologies to support our Armed Forces worldwide.A group of subject matter experts from USAMRMC participated in the visit and shared and discussed their research with the students."It was an opportunity for the students to understand the lifecycle of a medical or biological product at the medical command from medical and biological basic research to a developed product," said Dr. Rasha Hammamieh, director of Integrative Systems Biology at the U.S. Army Center for Environmental Health Research.The Dwight D. Eisenhower School for National Security and Resource Strategy is one of five colleges within the National Defense University. The Eisenhower School prepares select military officers and civilians for strategic leadership and success in developing national security strategy and in evaluating, marshaling, and managing resources in the execution of that strategy. Service and government personnel are selected to attend The Eisenhower School for the express purpose of thinking in strategic terms and developing the intellectual capital to provide a foundation upon which to extend a career as a strategic leader at the most senior levels of the government.