April 1, 2009 - MARKEY HOSTS BRIGADIER GENERAL PETER NELSON FULLER OF NATICK SOLDIER SYSTEMS CENTER

REP. MARKEY, MASS., DELEGATION AND STAFF MEET BRIG. GEN. FULLER TO DISCUSS ISSUES RELATED TO NSSC
 
 MEDFORD, MA. – Representative Edward J. Markey (D-Malden), yesterday hosted a meeting to introduce Brigadier General Peter Nelson Fuller and Dr. Marilyn Freeman of the Natick Soldiers Systems Center to members of the Massachusetts delegation.  Rep. Markey invited Brig. Gen. Fuller, Commanding General of the Natick Soldier System Center (NSSC), and Dr. Freeman, Director of the Soldier Research, Development, and Engineering Center to give a briefing on current issues affecting NSSC.
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Rep. Markey said, “Without the work of people like Brigadier General Fuller and Dr. Freeman, our soldiers would not be as well-equipped as they are today to meet the challenges they face on the battlefield.  The Natick Soldier Systems Center motto is ‘Protecting those who serve,’ and year after year this outstanding installation has consistently answered that call.  Natick Soldier System Center is quite simply, the science behind the soldier.  I want to thank Brig. General Fuller and Dr. Freeman for taking the time to meet with me and my colleagues to discuss such an important issue.  I am proud that such a unique and vital resource that develops technology that saves the lives of our military men and women is located in the 7th District.”

The Natick Soldier Systems Center is responsible for developing technology, conducting research, and ensuring the development, engineering, fielding and sustainment of our military’s food, clothing, shelters, airdrops and Soldier support items.  Brig. Gen. Peter Fuller is the Program Executive Officer (PEO) Soldier for the US Army, whose duties focus primarily on meeting the needs of today’s soldiers.  Natick employs both military and civilian personnel, and contributes over $400 million annually to the local economy.