The U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command, known as DEVCOM, is the Army's technology leader and largest technology developer. DEVCOM ensures the dominance of Army capabilities by creating, integrating and delivering technology-enabled solutions to our Soldiers.
The command provides the Army with an organic research and development capability. More than 13,700 Soldiers, civilian employees and direct contractors form this world-class team. As part of that team, there are more than 10,000 engineers and scientists, many of whom are the Army's leading experts in their fields. The fundamental characteristic of the DEVCOM workforce is the focus on the Soldier.
DEVCOM is a major subordinate command of the U.S. Army Futures Command, which assesses and integrates the future operational environment, emerging threats, and technologies to develop and deliver concepts, requirements, future force designs and the delivery of modernization solutions.
The command comprises eight major competency areas, including the:
DEVCOM Armaments Center
DEVCOM Army Research Laboratory
DEVCOM Aviation & Missile Center
DEVCOM Chemical Biological Center
DEVCOM C5ISR Center
DEVCOM Data & Analysis Center
DEVCOM Ground Vehicle Systems Center
DEVCOM Soldier Center
DEVCOM also has three regionally aligned international elements, the DEVCOM-Americas, -Atlantic and -Pacific centers.
The command focuses on fundamental scientific research, technology development, engineering and analysis to support the Army's six modernization priorities: Long-Range Precision Fires; Next-Generation Combat Vehicle; Future Vertical Lift; Network; Air & Missile Defense; and Soldier Lethality. Key tenets of the DEVCOM mission are speed of delivery and integrating technology into existing weapon systems.
Formerly known as the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command (RDECOM), DEVCOM joined AFC on Feb. 3, 2019, and marks the next step in the Army's effort to transform its approach to modernize critical core capabilities that will give Soldiers and allies a decisive edge in battle. As the modernization strategy focuses on delivering capabilities to support Multi-Domain Operations (MDO) by 2028, DEVCOM will maintain a balance between scientific research to support MDO and technology that may not be developed until 2050 or beyond.