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Saying goodbye: Spellmon relinquishes OTC position
WEST FORT HOOD — Brig. Gen. Scott Spellmon, commander of the United States Army Operational Test Command, relinquished leadership of the unit Friday in a ceremony at unit headquarters. Read More
New commander takes lead of Army's test and evaluation mission
Maj. Gen. Peter D. Utley relinquished command of the U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command to Maj. Gen. Daniel L. Karbler during a change of command ceremony on the front lawn of the command headquarters, June 15, at Aberdeen Proving Ground. Read More
TEAM ATEC welcomes new command sergeant major
ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. (June 4, 2015) -- The U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command officially welcomed Command Sgt. Maj. Andrew B. Connette, during an Assumption of Responsibility ceremony, June 4, at ATEC Headquarters. Read More
Operational Test Command staffer overcomes adversity, returns to work
If it hadn’t been for the swift reaction of his colleagues, USAOTC ORSA Mike Phillips is convinced he might not be alive today. Read More
OTC employees volunteer at STEM event
Four U.S. Army Operational Test Command employees volunteered as on-site judges and support personnel at the recent Junior Solar Sprint competition in Waco hosted by the Texas Technology Student Association. Read More
OTC supports acquisition and fielding decisions
The Army has a growing need to ensure that all fielded systems and new systems being developed are designed to work together as a larger family of systems. As the independent test agency for designated multiservice and joint systems, the OTC is entrusted to ensure systems are effective and suitable for use in combat by typical military users. Read More
OTC hosts Best Warrior competition
Six noncommissioned officers from across the command participated in a series of events, to include the Army Physical Fitness Test, warrior task testing, an eight-mile foot march, an obstacle course, a land navigation course, a general military knowledge test and an appearance before a selection board. Read More
Airborne, Special Operations Test Directorate honors hall of fame inductees
While walking through the halls at the Airborne and Special Operations Test Directorate you will observe several tributes honoring inductees in the Operational Test Command’s (OTC) Testers Hall of Fame. Read More
A test conducted by USAOTC shed light on shortcomings in test policies, techniques, and procedures. Read More
Radio interview with Command Sgt. Maj. Ken Graham
Command Sgt. Maj. Ken Graham discusses OTC's involvement with the Network Integration Evaluation at Fort Bliss and other activities at Fort Hood. Read More
Operational Test Command adds new leadership in 2014
Though testing carried on as usual last year, major changes occurred in several of the command's leadership positions. Read More
Republic of Korea army director of testing visits OTC at Fort Hood
Brig. Gen. Euiseong Lee, commander of the South Korean army’s test and evaluation group, visited the U.S. Army Operational Test Command at Fort Hood on March 23. Read More
Shining light on one of America's 1st female Soldiers
Women have not always been able to serve in the military full time as they do now. In fact, women were not allowed to join the military until 1917-1918, the last two years of World War I. Read More
OTC major named military tester of the year
The National Defense Industrial Association selected Maj. Steve Power, U.S. Army Operational Test Command’s Maneuver Support and Sustainment Test Directorate, as the 2015 Military Tester of the Year. Read More
Radio interview with Brig. Gen. Scott Spellmon
Brig. Gen. Scott Spellmon talks about OTC's role as the "Army's only independent operational tester...take all of the new equipment...we put it in the best laboratory in the world...in the hands of the American Soldier." Read More
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Welcome to OTC, the Army's only independent operational test organization. Our motto is Truth in Testing, and we uphold the creed that we are the trusted agent of the Soldier. The OTC workforce is responsible for ensuring each piece of equipment is operationally tested before being placed in the hands of Warfighters. We can think of no greater calling. Learn why people have been gravitating to OTC for over 40 years.
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U.S. Army Operational Test Command conducts independent operational testing to inform acquisition and fielding decisions for Army and select joint Warfighting systems.
Ensure that the United States Army's one and only Operational Test Command conducts its mission with a high degree of truth and proficiency, in order for the Army to acquire and field systems for the current war fight and future war fights. In order for OTC to remain highly proficient in its mission, the command must be relevant to the Army and DoD, be knowledgeable and able to articulate the Army's doctrine, and remain true to the test without compromise.