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    Col. John C. Ulrich

    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.

    OTC's ultimate customers are the Soldiers--our sons and daughters--who will judge our efforts with their lives and their mission accomplishment.

    This is a sacred trust which will not be compromised.

    Col. (P) John C. Ulrich
    Commander, OTC


    U.S. Army Operational Test Command, in collaboration with our Test and Evaluation partners, conducts independent operational testing to inform acquisition and fielding decisions for Army and select multi-service Warfighting systems.


    An adaptive and proficient team that is a fully integrated partner within the DOD enterprise; providing world-class, trusted, and independent operational testing in support of Service Members.

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