Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army Marilyn Miller Freeman announced Friday that Medical Research and Materiel Command was chosen as the 2010 Research and Development Laboratory of the Year.
Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army Marilyn Miller Freeman announced
Friday that Medical Research and Materiel Command (MRMC) was chosen as the 2010
Research and Development Laboratory of the Year (small lab).
The Department of the Army Research and Development Laboratory of the
Year Awards program is an annual event in which Army laboratories are
evaluated on technical accomplishment and impact on the Army.
"It takes a team of dedicated personnel working diligently,
passionately, and consistently to achieve the excellence for which these
organizations have been recognized," Freeman said.
"I commend each person who contributed to the accomplishments
highlighted in the submissions and I thank the entire workforce of MRMC
for all you do to provide our Soldiers with the Decisive Edge every
USAMRMC competed against five Army labs this year to win the top honor.
The review board is made up of distinguished science and technology
experts from academia, industry and government, and presented their
findings to Freeman.
"We're grateful for Army recognizing the many and varied contributions
MRMC provides. This award builds upon the national recognition the
command has received this year including being named one of Time
magazine's 50 best Inventions of the Year and Top 10 Medical
Breakthroughs for HIV research," said John Glenn, Principal Assistant
for Research and Technology.
The RDL awards program was established in 1975 to honor Army research
and development labs that have made outstanding contributions in science
and technology, providing the Army's warfighters with the best
capabilities in the world.
The RDL awards recognize labs for their outstanding contributions and
their impact on enhancing the capability of Army operational forces
The award will be presented Oct. 24, in Arlington, Va.
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