Skip to comments.Birthday celebration set for Joint Interoperability Test Command
Posted on 06/24/2014 2:39:14 PM PDT by SandRat
FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. - The Joint Interoperability Test Command hosts a birthday celebration 10-11 a.m., July 2, at its headquarters on the local post.
JITC is celebrating more than 27 years of testing excellence at Fort Huachuca. Its history is built on the testing legacy of prior organizations such as the Tri-Service Tactical Communications Joint Test Element; the Joint Interface Test Center; and the Joint Tactical Command, Control and Communications Agency, all of which were involved in previous command and control testing on Fort Huachuca and Fort Monmouth, New Jersey.
Twenty-five years ago on June 28, 1989, a ribbon-cutting ceremony took place for the 93,000 square foot headquarters of the Joint Interoperability Test Center, which became the Joint Interoperability Test Command in 1999.
Since its establishment, JITC has led implementation of Department of Defense interoperability testing and certification efforts that have enhanced information technology interoperability across warfighting, national intelligence and business mission areas.
All former JITC employees are invited to join the celebration. Retired Army Lt. Gen. John Myers, who dedicated the building 25 years ago, is the honorary guest speaker for the celebration.
Fun bunch of people there. I tried like heck to get assigned there because of the testing that was done, something to wring out my gray matter. I did test and evaluation on ground mobile Command, Control and Communications for the USAF for nine years and I think it was some of the more productive years of my career. I look at the systems that are now fielded and can proudly say; “
I fixed that POS to where it is actually a decent system now”. I also wonder if some of the ‘black’ systems we tested will ever make it out of the ‘black’ world. Neat shit though.
I retired from there in April 1992