US Army Test and Evaluation Command
Definition/Scope: The mission of the Army Test and Evaluation Command (ATEC) is to: plan, conduct, and integrate developmental testing, independent operational testing, independent evaluations, assessments, and experiments to provide essential information to Soldiers and into the hands of acquisition decision makers supporting the American Warfighter. Their vision is to be the premier test and evaluation organization within DoD - valued by customers and decision makers for providing essential information that ensures Warfighters have the right capabilities for success across the entire spectrum of operations. ATEC was established October 1, 1999 by the Vice Chief of Staff with the primary function of ensuring that our Soldiers go to war with weapons that work. ATEC has overall responsibility for all Army developmental and operational testing, operating from three fully integrated major subordinate commands; the U.S. Army Developmental Test Command (DTC) (previously known as the Test and Evaluation command), U.S. Army Operational Test Command (OTC) (previuosly known as the Test and Experimentation Command ); and the U.S. Army Evaluation Center (AEC) (combination of the Operational Evaluation Command and the Evaluation Analysis Center).
Use:Army Test and Evaluation Command
Used For:Operational Test and Evaluation Command
Broader Terms:Direct Reporting Units (Army)
Narrower Terms:Aberdeen Test Center
Related Terms:Army Commands