Huntsville, AL


gems programThe U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Research, Development and Engineering Center (AMRDEC), a major component laboratory of the Army’s Research, Development and Engineering Command (RDECOM), is the Army’s focal point for research, development, engineering technology and services for aviation and missile platforms. In addition to conducting research and advanced development, AMRDEC provides one-stop life cycle engineering and scientific support for aviation systems, missile systems, and unmanned aerial platforms. AMRDEC has an extensive history of providing world-class aviation and missile systems to the Warfighter. At present, more than 3,000 employees work at the AMRDEC, of which approximately 2,600 are scientists and engineers. AMRDEC conducts operations in approximately 1.7 million square feet of facilities. AMRDEC provides a wide array of technologies, hardware and software applications, and products and services that run the gamut from game-changing technologies to detect and destroy threats, enhance performance, lethality, survivability and reliability of aviation and missile systems, along with programs to miniaturize missile and aircraft components, provide modeling and simulation applications for these technologies and systems, and the associated training applications.

2017 Important Dates:

Applications Open (January 1)

Applications Close (March 31)

2017 Dates GEMS Level Grade Levels
June 5-9 GEMS I (E2) 5-6
June 12-16 GEMS I 7-12
June 19-23 GEMS I
June 26-30 GEMS II
July 10-14 GEMS III (Invitation Only)