To have your program validated by your customer is a big compliment.
The Joint Trauma Analysis and Prevention of Injury in Combat program office won an award from Program Manager Heavy Brigade Combat Team presented at the National Ground Intelligence Center Force Protection Treat Update Conference 26-28 January 2010.
The award recognized that JTAPIC was instrumental in providing and supporting agencies with the required medical analysis from combat incidents in theatre.
"The JTAPIC program monitors and analyzes combat attacks on Bradley and Abrahams platforms. This type of analysis helps ongoing modernization efforts not only for the HBCT platforms, but also other DoD vehicle platforms," said Lt. Col. Mark Dick, JTAPIC program manager.
"We provided analysis to the program managers to help inform modernization decisions and improve survivability. Some of the upgrades could be an armor packages, seat upgrades or fire suppression upgrades," said John Uscilowicz, JTAPIC deputy program manager.
Dick and Uscilowicz said they were surprised to receive the award.
"I want to personally express my deep appreciation on behalf of these Soldiers who rely on JTAPIC and its personnel that have dedicated their lives to providing pertinent medical data and expertise that ultimately keeps them alive to fight another day," said Col. Paul Lepine, project manager of the Heavy Brigade Combat Team.