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    50 Years Supporting Soldiers with the Best Battlefield Equipment Possible Through Operational Testing

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    FORT HOOD, TX, UNITED STATES

    06.18.2019

    Courtesy Video

    U.S. Army Operational Test Command

    The United States Army Operational Test Command — known as OTC — has been a vital asset to the American war fighter for the past 50 years.

    Mandated by law under Title 10 of the U.S. Code, Section 139, OTC’s mission is to conduct independent operational tests of new and emerging technology that will improve a typical Soldier’s capability on the modern day battlefield.

    OTC accomplishes this mission by utilizing real Soldiers, conducting realistic missions, in real-world scenarios, under representative threats from independent and determined adversaries, all within a representative battlefield environment.

    OTC is the final check.

    Averaging 50 major test events a year, OTC plays a pivotal role in the Army’s acquisition process by testing every item or key component of weapons, equipment, or munitions systems fielded by U.S. Soldiers.

    The main concern being effectiveness, suitability and survivability.

    This data is collected and passed on to evaluators, who then inform decision makers on which systems are best suited to ensure supremacy on the battlefield.

    OTC’s most valuable asset is its people. Led by a Brigadier General, OTC is comprised of over 600 military and civilian personnel. These people occupy 60 facilities in four states. They conduct Army and joint service tests and experiments throughout the U.S. and the world.

    The Operational Test Command’s most valuable strength is its ability to enable. OTC enables decision makers at the highest level to plan ahead and map out the Army’s future.

    OTC enables readiness today and on future battlefields. OTC’s experienced personnel enables the fielding of emerging technology in a unique, fluid, and comprehensive way. This is achieved by utilizing new locations, new units, and new TTPs.

    OTC enables participating units to train and develop their Soldiers who gain real world experience in a realistic operational environment.

    OTC’s highest priority is the Soldier — our sons — our daughters — they judge OTC’s efforts with their mission accomplishment, and more importantly, with their lives.

    This is a sacred trust which will not be compromised.

    For 50 years, OTC has operated under the paradigm of professionalism, dignity, and respect for all. They will continue this legacy into the battlefields of tomorrow.

    Army Strong! Truth in Testing!

    Narrated by OTC Chief Information Officer Jeff L. Fisher.

    Produced by OTC Test Documentation Team Visual Information Specialist Nicholas L. Robertson.

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    Date Taken: 06.18.2019
    Date Posted: 06.18.2019 12:37
    Category: Video Productions
    Video ID: 690792
    VIRIN: 190618-A-TB123-001
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    Filename: DOD_106921551
    Length: 00:03:35
    Location: FORT HOOD, TX, US 

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