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Married soldiers promoted at same time
Two Army officers at Fort Bliss who are married to each other were able to celebrate getting promoted on the same day and with their family in attendance, thanks to a big Army coincidence. Read More
An opportunity to recognize excellence
When it comes to the military it’s all about team work, and the soldiers, a sailor and a Marine, as well as civilians who were being honored, understand the concept of working together to get missions done, said [Maj. Gen. Robert P. Ashley Jr.] who commands the Intelligence Center of Excellence and Fort Huachuca. Read More
U.S. Army Operational Test Command stays busy in 2013
The Army's only independent operational tester has deployed two FOA teams to the Afghanistan Area of Operation, executed two Network Integration Evaluations at White Sands Missile Range, conducted more than 58 additional operational tests across the country, and experienced a high turnover in leadership in 2013. Read More
OTC employees recognized with excellence award
“We are all very proud of our OTC team mates,” said Brig. Gen. Scott Spellmon, OTC commanding general. “Their efforts resulted in Soldiers in combat receiving increased protection many months earlier than traditional test programs would have allowed.” 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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TRUTH IN TESTING
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.
Brig. Gen. Scott A. Spellmon
Fort Hood, Texas
U.S. Army Operational Test Command plans, conducts, and reports rigorous operational tests, assessments, and experiments in order to provide essential information for the acquisition and fielding of 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.