USAMRDC Leads Interagency Effort, Lands Coveted Wolf Pack Award
Earlier this month, the U.S. Army Medical Research and Development Command was awarded the Army Medicine Wolf Pack Award as part of a multi-agency effort to support Project Convergence 2022, a key leg of the military's ongoing modernization campaign. The award, which is sponsored by the Army Medical Department Civilian Corps, recognizes exceptional teamwork by an integrated group of military and civilian team members in support of Army Medicine.
"I am extremely proud of our team for their hard work on behalf of Project Convergence 2022, and for delivering this award to the command," said Brig. Gen. Tony McQueen, Commanding General of USAMRDC and Fort Detrick. "MRDC prides itself on our ability to collaborate with a number of partners at the interagency level; awards like this one demonstrate our commitment to providing the best possible solutions for our Warfighters."
The winning team also includes members of the U.S. Army Medical Center of Excellence, Joint Operational Medicine Information Systems, the U.S. Army Medical Capability Development Integration Directorate, the Program Executive Office Enterprise Information System and the Air Force Research Laboratory. Specifically, personnel from MRDC's Aeromedical Research Laboratory, Medical Materiel Development Activity and the Telemedicine and Advanced Technology Research Center received praise for partnering with internal and external agencies to ensure the success of the event. Notably, it is the first time ever that MRDC, MEDCoE, JOMIS, MED CDID, PEO-EIS and AFRL have been jointly recognized with such a prestigious, high-level award.
Project Convergence 2022 was a two-month-long modernization campaign designed to allow military leaders the opportunity to judge the all-domain operations capabilities of the Joint Force. The event is integral in helping the Army prepare for the changing nature of warfare and shaping the Army of 2030, 2040 and beyond. PC 22 included, among other technologies, a detailed review of unmanned aerial systems, autonomous fighting vehicles and next-generation sensors. The overall goal of PC 22 was to test the threshold and capacity of current military medical technology.
"The MRDC units were key players on the Project Convergence 2022 medical team," said Col. Michael Tarpey, commander of USAARL. "I am particularly proud of USAARL's demonstrations of emerging wearable physiological sensors for monitoring rotary-wing aircrew and the Environmental Sensors in Training program for detecting potentially concussive events during operations."