DEVCOM Global

DEVCOM Headquarters serves as the primary interface across the science and technology enterprise and identifies, synchronizes and manages activities to support the Global Strategy and Engagement Plan. By working hand in hand with the Department of the Army and the Secretary of the Army, DEVCOM executes the armaments cooperation program, supports bilateral engagements with U.S. allies and delivers results in accordance with international agreements and memorandums of understanding.

DEVCOM Global supports and shapes the Army Modernization Enterprise by identifying world-class research and technology innovations, creating collaboration opportunities with academia, industry and partner allies, and supporting Combatant Commands, Army Forces Command and theater Army Service Component Commands to improve Army capability, interoperability and system design for our nation’s Soldiers. DEVCOM Global is part of the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command and has offices located in Europe, the Americas and Indo-Pacific regions.

DEVCOM Global consists of the DEVCOM Science and Technology Integration Directorate, DEVCOM Forward Elements (Americas, Atlantic and Indo-Pacific) containing the International Technology Centers and Field Assistance in Science & Technology Advisor, and includes the International Points of Contact and Quick Reaction Coordinators from DEVCOM’s centers and lab.
DEVCOM’s Forward Elements enable decisive multi-domain operations by identifying cooperative S&T opportunities; facilitating U.S. Army interaction with foreign governments, universities, and industry; promoting interoperability among allies; and facilitating foundational research to develop capabilities and partnerships that support the U.S. Army.

The International Technology Centers within the DEVCOM Forward Elements identify opportunities in basic and applied research with foreign partners through academia, industry, and government partnerships. The DEVCOM Forward Elements also include Field Assistance in Science and Technology Advisors. FAST Advisors are liaisons between Army commanders and research laboratories, and they identify critical needs and experimentation opportunities that support the Army’s mission. The FAST Advisors reach back to Quick Reaction Coordinators, located in DEVCOM Centers and Lab via Requests for Information.

Quick Reaction Coordinators provide FAST Advisors access to DEVCOM’s scientists and engineers who have the expertise to solve operational challenges. QRCs also provide logistical coordination to DEVCOM’s Orientation and Reach-Back Training, which is held twice each year, and assist FAST Advisors in both technical and administrative matters. At ORBT, attendees learn about the DEVCOM enterprise, participate in open-forum discussions with Subject Matter Experts, and make connections with people around the Army who can provide innovative solutions to solve Soldiers’ operational issues.

The DEVCOM centers and laboratory have International Points of Contact that serve as the entry point for international projects. The IPOCs provide management, oversight and coordination of international activities and engagements within their center or lab, support the Army’s international armaments cooperation mission, and help sustain the Army’s standardization and interoperability mission with allies.

DEVCOM Forward Element Americas headquarters is in Ft. Sam Houston, Texas, and it consists of military, civilian and local national employees, with subordinate offices strategically located throughout North and South America. The three International Technology Centers within DEVCOM Americas are located in Ottawa, Canada; Sao Paulo, Brazil; and Santiago, Chile. The ITCs engage with allies and partners in support of Army Modernization; promote interoperability through collaborative research endeavors; and support theater engagements to strengthen the U.S. Army’s position as the “Partner of Choice” in the region. The ITCs also partner with international academia and industry in the region to expedite emergent technologies for Warfighters. In addition to its international footprint, DEVCOM Americas has FAST Advisors in Army Commands and Combatant Commands in the United States. DEVCOM Americas FAST Advisors are located at:

  • Ft. Bragg, North Carolina – integrated with the U.S. Army Forces Command, U.S. Army Special Operations Command and the XVIII Airborne Corps.
  • Ft. Sam Houston, Texas – integrated with the U.S. Army North and U.S. Army South.
  • MacDill Air Force Base, Florida – integrated with the U.S. Central Command and U.S. Special Operations Command.
  • Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina – integrated with the U.S. Army Central Command.

Charged with expediting emergent technologies to Warfighters, FAST Advisors assist their respective command by analyzing current and future operational environments and threats for possible technology gaps. FAST Advisors also identify and coordinate venues for Soldier touchpoints, which are instrumental in providing feedback to refine technologies.  Soldier feedback, coupled with emergent international technologies, enable DEVCOM Americas to inform the U.S. Army Modernization Enterprise and bring the world’s best technologies to Warfighters.

DEVCOM Forward Element Atlantic headquarters is in London, United Kingdom, with subordinate offices strategically located in the United Kingdom, Europe, Africa, and the Middle East. The four International Technology Centers within DEVCOM Atlantic are located in London, United Kingdom; Paris, France; Frankfurt, Germany; and Tel Aviv, Israel. The ITCs engage with allies, partners and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization to support Army Modernization, promote interoperability through collaborative research endeavors, and execute theater engagements to strengthen the U.S. Army’s position as the “Partner of Choice” in the region. The ITCs also seek international technology and basic and applied research that will benefit the Army’s modernization efforts.  DEVCOM Atlantic FAST Advisors are located at:

  • United States Army Europe-Africa – Wiesbaden, Germany
  • Southern-European Task Force – Africa – Vicenza, Italy
  • 7th Army Training Command – Grafenwoeher, Germany

Charged with expediting emergent technologies to Warfighters, FAST Advisors assist their respective command by analyzing current and future operational environments and threats for possible technology gaps. FAST Advisors also identify and coordinate venues for Soldier touchpoints, which are instrumental in providing feedback to refine technologies.  Soldier feedback, coupled with emergent international technologies, enable DEVCOM Atlantic to inform the U.S. Army Modernization Enterprise and bring the world’s best technologies to Warfighters.

DEVCOM Forward Element Info-Pacific headquarters is in Fort Shafter, Hawaii. ITC Indo-Pacific’s main office is in Tokyo, Japan, and includes a mix civilian, military, and local national employees. This office also covers the Northeast Asia region for international collaboration and technology search.  Additional ITC Indo-Pacific regional offices are located in Singapore/India (Southeast Asia) and Australia (South Pacific). The ITCs engage with allies, partners and the American, British, Canadian, Australian, and New Zealand Armies Program to support Army modernization, promote interoperability through collaborative research endeavors, and execute theater engagements to strengthen the U.S. Army’s position as the “Partner of Choice” in the region. The ITC Research Directors search for international technology and basic and applied research that will benefit the Army’s modernization efforts.  Key research areas include, autonomy; robotics; artificial intelligence; materials; cyber and information sciences; microelectronics; synthetic biology. DEVCOM Indo-Pacific FAST Advisors are located at:

  • U.S. Army Pacific (Fort Shafter, Hawaii)
  • U.S. Forces Korea (Camp Humphries, South Korea)
  • U.S. Army Alaska (Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska)
  • I Corps (Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington)

Charged with expediting emergent technologies to Warfighters, FAST Advisors assist their respective command by analyzing current and future operational environments and threats for possible technology gaps. FAST Advisors also identify and coordinate venues for Soldier touchpoints, which are instrumental in providing feedback to refine technologies.  Soldier feedback, coupled with emergent international technologies, enable DEVCOM Indo-Pacific to inform the U.S. Army Modernization Enterprise and bring the world’s best technologies to Warfighters.

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