Advocating Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Skills

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US Army Advocates

Dear Army Advocate,

This communication is the latest in a series of newsletters intended to inform you about current Army programs and initiatives.

In this newsletter we feature the U.S. Army Research Laboratory and our partnership with the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) to show how the Army not only uses Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) skills, but how it also brings STEM to students around the country.

We’re also excited to share an op-ed written by Stan Soderstrom, Executive Director of Kiwanis International Indianapolis, that recently appeared in Inside Indiana Business. Please take a moment to read Help Kids Serve Today to Lead Tomorrow. We encourage you to share how the U.S. Army supports your organization too, and we have provided some social media tips in this newsletter to help get you started

Recently we invited you to an Army Advocates virtual discussion on June 15 and we hope you’ll join us to learn more about the Army’s “End Strength Increase” initiative and other important topics. If you haven’t yet signed up, a reminder will be sent June 8.

Lastly, we are proud to honor the U.S. Army’s 242nd birthday on June 14. Since the inception of the Continental Army during the American Revolution in 1775, the Army has continued to be a powerful leader and innovator thanks to the many Soldiers who are the foundation of this great organization.

Thank you for your continued support as a U.S. Army Advocate and we look forward to connecting with you further during our virtual discussion.


Mark S. Davis
Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army (Marketing)
Army Marketing & Research Group (AMRG)

U.S. Army Research Laboratory

U.S. Army Research Laboratory Celebrates 25 Years
This year, the U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL) celebrates 25 years as “the nation’s premier laboratory for land forces.” Headquartered in Adelphi, Md., ARL was formed in 1992 and is now part of the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command.

ARL focuses on nine different areas of research such as artificial intelligence and machine learning. Its work also spans multiple areas of science and technology including human sciences, information sciences, sciences for maneuver and computational sciences.

As the Army’s largest center for research and analysis, ARL scientists have been pioneers for some of the greatest innovations like flight testing of 3-D printed unmanned aircraft systems created for specific missions (military drones), flexible armor and language translation technologies.

To learn more about the U.S. Army Research Laboratory, click here.


U.S. Army Racing Team

Advocating for STEM with NHRA
The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts 9 million additional STEM jobs will become available by 2022. The U.S. Army is one of the nation’s top STEM innovators, offering more than 50 careers in science, technology, math and engineering fields. Our partnership with the National Hot Rod Association is just one approach to fostering STEM careers.

The U.S. Army Racing Team uses STEM skills day in and day out. After each run, the Army Top Fuel Dragster returns to the pit and the Army Racing Team pit crew has just 75 minutes to rebuild the engine to the highest possible standard before the next run.

NHRA and the U.S. Army also host the Y.E.S. (Youth and Education Services) Program at a number of races throughout the racing season. The program brings students and educators together to learn more about STEM opportunities in motorsports and features presentations from U.S. Army Racing Team drivers, Tony Schumacher and Antron Brown, U.S. Army Soldiers and other racing professionals.

Watch The Winning Team and In the Lead videos to see how the U.S. Army and NHRA are among “the most innovative forces in the world” and how STEM skills help them achieve success in their respective fields.


Show Your Support on Social Media

Show Your Support on Social Media
Let your social communities know how the U.S. Army supports your organization and others like it using one of the template social media posts below:

Organizations like the @USArmy and @Kiwanis instill leadership and service values in youth. More from @sdsoderstrom:

Organizations like the [@U.S. Army], [@Kiwanis International] and [INSERT YOUR ORGANIZATION’S NAME HERE] play a crucial role in developing leadership and service values in today’s youth as they seek to increase and diversify their membership. Learn more:

The featured photo is shared with you in celebration of the Army’s 242nd birthday on June 14.


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