The U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command History Office's mission is to:

* Acquire and preserve knowledge by ensuring that documents, oral interviews, visual images and other source materials pertaining to historically significant developments and events that took place in the command are placed in the historical research collection.

* Advance knowledge through research to provide historical perspective and support to decision-making, military problem-solving, and materiel research and development.

* Disseminate the collected knowledge through printed, electronic, and multimedia formats that focus on historical themes and events. The mission of the Historical Office is to develop policy and procedures for the conduct of the RDECOM Historical Program, perform the historical mission at Headquarters, RDECOM, represent RDECOM and provide guidance for RDECOM's subordinate organizations and historians.

Jeffery K. Smart, Command Historian, History Office, U.S. Army RDECOM at (410) 436-4430.