CCDC ARL Combat Capabilities Development Command
Army Research Laboratory
WHO WE ARE
The U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command’s Army Research Laboratory is the Army’s corporate research laboratory with the mission to discover, innovate and transition science and technology to ensure dominant strategic land power.
As part of Army Futures Command, the CCDC ARL performs threat-based foundational research for technologies that are disruptive and unique to the Army. It also serves as AFC’s interface to the worldwide academic community for foundational research through its expansive collaborative network and Open Campus Research Network. The laboratory stays ahead of the threat, developing long-term projections of future military technology.
The CCDC ARL was officially activated in 1992, but its genealogy dates back to the early 19th century. For more than 50 years, civilians have conducted the great majority of the Army’s basic science programs – whether as in-house scientists and engineers or as contractors in private industry and academia. Among their many successes, these civilians helped develop Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer, the first operational, general purpose, electronic digital computer.
Dr. Philip Perconti
Director, U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command Army Research Laboratory
Dr. Philip Perconti is the director of the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command’s Army Research Laboratory. In this role, he leads nearly 2,000 military and civilian employees who combine their in-house technical expertise with those from academia and industry to perform the foundational research needed to deliver the best technologies to U.S. Soldiers.
Prior to his current role at the CCDC Army Research Laboratory, he served as the laboratory’s sensors and electron devices director.
Philip has a bachelor’s degree in electrical and computer engineering from George Mason University, a master’s degree in electrical and computer engineering from Johns Hopkins University and a doctorate in electrical and computer engineering from The George Washington University. Philip was selected for the Senior Executive Service in 2013.