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Forty students from the Leadership Excellence Direct Results program... Read More


Message from the Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff to the Picatinny/ARDEC workforce

A free golf clinic hosted by Professional Golfer's Association (PGA) professional and New Jersey native, Morgan Hoffmann... Read More


Deputy Commanding General of Army Materiel Command tours Picatinny

Lt. Gen. Patricia McQuistion, Deputy Commanding General of the U.S. Army Materiel Command... Read More

RDECOM director message on the death of Maj. Gen. Greene

It is with great sadness that I inform you RDECOM lost a member of its family today... Read More


Picatinny nurtures student robotics teams

Wearing a traditional leather-sleeved varsity jacket... Read More


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Graduate students introduced to STEM career value at Picatinny

Douglas Larkin, center, and 10 graduate students watch the Lego NXT robot in action... Read More


Picatinny summer interns explore the arsenal during tour

Approximately 52 summer interns toured Picatinny Arsenal on July 31 to learn more about the installation... Read More

Student winners in science competitions visit Picatinny Arsenal

Four winners from two Junior Science and Humanities Symposia held in New Jersey visited Picatinny Arsenal... Read More


New Jersey Governor's School of Engineering and Technology tours Picatinny

Ten high school students toured Picatinny Arsenal on July 23 as part of an annual event... Read More


Engineers developing safer, more accurate tracer round

Engineers at Picatinny Arsenal are researching a way to develop a new type of tracer round that not only... Read More


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Explains the mission of the command, operating between the "state of the art" and the "art of the possible". Watch Now...

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155mm SCat Gun Soft Catch Recovery System Watch Now...

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Soldiers run prototype light machine gun through paces at Fort Benning. Watch Now...

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ARDEC Overview: An overview of the Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center. Watch Now...

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Benet Module: An overview of Benet Laboratories. Watch Now...

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"Sound Off" From Picatinny Arsenal: Green Flare with Timothy Rider. Watch Now...

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"Sound Off" From Picatinny Arsenal: with Lt. Col. Michael Milner, Product Manager Excalibur. Watch Now...

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"Sound Off" From Picatinny Arsenal: with Michael Colonnello, Mechanical Engineer. Watch Now...

Mission

Empower, unburden, and protect the Warfighter by providing superior armaments solutions that dominate the battlefield

Vision

Innovative Armaments Solutions for Today and Tomorrow

From the Director's Desk

Barbara J. Machak

Barbara J. Machak

Barbara Machak was assigned as Acting Director of the U.S. Army Armament Research Development and Engineering Center (ARDEC) at Picatinny Arsenal, N.J., on June 1, 2014.

In her position, Machak provides strategic leadership and managerial accountability to ARDEC’s obligation authority of over $1.3 Billion, 64 laboratories and a workforce of over a 4,000 government and support personnel of mostly engineers and technical staff in four major locations dedicated in delivering superior lethal and non-lethal armament solutions to the Warfighter.

The Army appointed Machak to the Senior Executive Service in June 2010 when she became the Executive Director for the ARDEC Enterprise and Systems Integration Center (ESIC).

Machak then remained the Executive Director of the ESIC, except during a 120-day assignment where she served as the Acting Deputy Director of the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md. starting on June 10, 2012.

RDECOM is the Army’s key research, development and engineering organization within the U.S. Army and it is senior to ARDEC within the Army’s organizational structure.

ARDEC is internationally recognized center for the advancement of armament technology and engineering innovation, and provides life-cycle engineering support for nearly 90 percent of the Army’s lethality by designing, integrating and supporting advanced small, medium and large-caliber weapons and ammunition systems.

Machak has received an Executive Master of Science Degree in Technology Management, from Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, N.J. and a Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry from Seton Hill University, Greensburg, Penn.

Her significant awards include a Superior Civilian Service Award in 2012, Memorandum of Recognition from the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology in 2003; National Defense Industry Association Firepower Award in 2002, and the Saint Barbara's Medal for Contributions to Field Artillery in 1997.

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