Current Work Sites

U.S. Army Research Institute for the Behavioral & Social Sciences

The mission of the U.S. Army Research Institute for the Behavioral & Social Sciences (ARI) is to maximize individual and unit performance and readiness to meet Army operational requirements through advances in the behavioral and social sciences. ARI is the Army's primary laboratory conducting research and analysis on personnel performance and training. Their focus is on the human element in the Army so that the research and analysis contributes to the entire life cycle of recruiting, selection, assignment, training, and mission performance. ARI provides new technology to meet the personnel and training challenges of the Army; conducts studies and analyses to address short-term issues and respond to emerging "hot topics;" and provides technical assistance on critical issues affecting all parts of the Army - the organization, the people, and the technologies for the future.

ARI's headquarters are located at Fort Belvoir, Virginia, and it has research sites in eight locations around the country. Consortium students serve in the following units:

Aberdeen Proving Ground Research Element, MD (Organizational Performance)

Attitude and Opinion Research Unit, Fort Belvoir, VA

Emerging Research Unit, Ft. Belvoir, VA

Fort Benning Research Unit, GA (Institutional Training)

Fort Hood Research Unit, TX (Unit Training)

Fort Leavenworth Research Unit, KS (Leader Development)

Foundational Science Research Unit, Fort Belvoir, VA

Personnel Assessment Research Unit, Fort Belvoir, VA

Research Support Unit, Fort Belvoir, VA