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The Warrior Research Center is hosting the Tactical Athlete Human Factors Summit July 27-28 at Auburn University. The Summit will feature researchers and guest speakers from around the country who will speak on military and first responder health, injury and performance. Faculty, staff, students, alumni and members of the community are invited to register to attend.

The Summit begins at 8 a.m. on Thursday, July 27, at Foy Auditorium and concludes at 5:30 p.m. with a reception following at 6 p.m. at the Auburn University School of Kinesiology, located at 301 Wire Road. President Steven Leath is scheduled to make remarks during the reception. Friday, July 28, begins at 8 a.m. and concludes at 12:15 p.m.

Douglas Tamilio is the keynote speaker on July 27. He is the director of the U.S. Army Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center, or NSRDEC, in Natick, Massachusetts. He coordinates an engineering program aimed at sustaining and protecting the nation’s combat forces from the stresses of war through functionally suitable food, clothing, equipment and shelters. NSRDEC delivers world-class research, development, systems engineering and services with the unique “soldier”-centric focus.

Jeffrey Langhout is the featured speaker on July 28. He is the director of the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Research Development and Engineering Center, or AMRDEC. AMRDEC’s mission is to deliver collaborative and innovative technical capabilities for responsive and cost-effective research, product development and life cycle systems engineering solutions. Their vision is to be a warfighter-focused valued team of world leaders in aviation and missile technologies and life cycle systems engineering.

Other presentations include protein supplementation for tactical athletes; the use of performance enhancing substances in military populations; injury risk factors and injury prevention methods in special operations, police and fire divisions; as well as training optimization.

Register online today at Use code TASD17 for $15 off regular registration. Student registration is only $25. Registration includes lunch and a reception on July 27, and breakfast on July 28. For questions or more information, contact JoEllen Sefton, director of the Warrior Research Center, at or 844-1694.