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How We Work

OUR COMMON THREAD

Using our Alignment Blueprint, we coordinate projects, resources, and communities against critical Army problems. Each year, we synthesize lessons learned to evolve and help US Army leaders or Units access better, more affordable solutions from the commercial industry. Our technology projects are a validation of that core mission — to show that it can be done differently. If we can't deliver on that promise, then we won't waste your time.

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Who We Serve

Army Organizations

We help Army organizations incorporate new capabilities while supporting all aspects of modernization — not just the technology. Through our approach to relationships and blended business models, we show what's possible when the Army removes unnecessary constraints.

Government Partners

Commercial Solvers

Commercial solvers don't understand our language — and it's not just the acronyms. They don't always know how what they do applies to what the Army needs. We bring industry in on things where they can actually help and give them access, transparency, and capital to scale their solutions into the Army.

Industry Experts

Our Team

Casey Perley
Dr. Casey Perley
Executive Director
Clay McVay
Clay McVay
Deputy Director
Julia McAdams
Julia McAdams
Director of Solution Innovation
Scott Stanford
Scott Stanford
Director of Communications & Strategy
Paul Guelle
Paul Guelle
Director of Operations

Open Positions

Interdisciplinary | Perform professional engineering and scientific work and provide insight into probable solutions to management problems.

Frequently Asked Questions

The Army Applications Laboratory (AAL) is part of Army Futures Command (AFC). In addition to launching new functions, such as AAL, AFC brings together a number of existing organizations into one to drive the Army into the future and maintain our advantage on the battlefield of tomorrow.

AAL is bound by the same rules and laws as all government organizations. We do not have special authorities in that regard. Our difference is one of perspective — we exist to challenge the status quo, so we're always looking for ways to do more, faster, and for less while remaining within the letter of the law. Imagination and a willingness to fail forward are what make us different, and we love showing other Army organizations how they can do the same.

The three red lines in our logo represent industry, government, and academia spurring each other forward to advance bleeding-edge technology. While "bleeding edge" is a term widely used to describe technology that's beyond cutting or leading edge, for us, it's much more. At AAL, the three red lines remind us of our core purpose — to support US Army Soldiers and protect our way of life. Our work is never about technology for its own sake. We exist to serve them.

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