Combat Capabilities Development Command


The U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command delivers future readiness as the Army’s premier organization for the modernization cornerstones of science, technology and engineering. Leading the Army’s largest talent pool of scientists and engineers, our technical expertise spans eight major domains:

  • Armaments
  • Aviation and missiles
  • Basic research
  • Chemical and biological defense
  • Command, control, communications, computers, cyber, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance
  • Data and analysis
  • Ground vehicle systems
  • Soldier systems

We collaborate across a global network of government, industry, academia and international partners to discover, develop and integrate the capabilities Soldiers need to win our nation’s wars and come home safely, today and in the future.

CCDC was established as a major subcommand of Army Futures Command on Feb. 3, 2019, and was formerly known as the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command, founded in 2002.


MG Edward Brown - DEVCOM

Major General
Edmond M. Brown

Commanding General, U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command

Maj. Gen. Edmond M. “Miles” Brown leads a world-class team of science and technology experts focused on researching and developing advanced technological capabilities to empower future Soldiers.

Miles hails from Honea Path, South Carolina, and commissioned as a Field Artillery Officer upon graduating from The Citadel. He has held numerous leadership and combat roles in the Army, serving overseas in Afghanistan, Iraq, Kuwait, and Korea, as well as domestically in Kansas, Georgia, Texas, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. Miles attended the National War College and holds advanced degrees in History, Administration, and National Security Strategy from Central Michigan University and National Defense University.

CSM Bryan Barker - DEVCOM

Command Sergeant
Bryan D. Barker

Command Sergeant Major, U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command

Command Sgt. Maj. Bryan D. Barker serves as an advisor to the Commanding General, a focal point for driving DEVCOM’s Soldier-Centered Design, and the Command’s primary connection to the operational Army.

Bryan joined the Army as an Infantryman in 1996 and has since served in roles ranging from rifleman to Operations Sergeant Major with 2nd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment. His experience includes 14 combat deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan and a tour in Germany with deployments to Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, and Ukraine. Bryan is a graduate of Air Assault, Airborne, U.S. Army Ranger, Jumpmaster, and Pathfinder schools, the U.S. Marine Corps Winter Mountain Leaders Course, and all levels of the Army’s Noncommisioned Officer education system.