Tactical Athlete Human Factors Summit

July 27, 2017 – July 28, 2017

The Warrior Research Center is hosting the First Annual Tactical Athlete Human Factors Summit July 27-28, 2017, at Foy Auditorium at Auburn University.

Warrior Research Center logo with Summit


Registration for the Summit includes access to all lectures, posters, and panels, as well as lunch and a networking reception on July 27, and refreshment breaks.

  • Regular Registration (through June 30) $55
  • Late Registration (July 1 – 28) $70
  • Student Registration $25
  • Presenter Registration $15
  • Veteran Registration $40
Register Online

firefighter in gearThis conference is the intersection of health, technology, and innovation for our U.S. Armed Forces. Industry, academia, and government come together to share novel ideas and report key findings to optimize the performance of our tactical athletes. The summit consists of presentations, posters, and panel discussions about research in the field and new projects related to soldier training, injury prevention, medical treatment/rehabilitation, equipment/vehicle impact, and more. Researchers and non-researchers, including athletic trainers, military personnel, police and fire divisions, and equipment manufacturers, as well as undergraduate and graduate students, are welcome to attend.

  • Performance
  • Training/Education enhancement
  • Injury reduction
  • Medical rehabilitation/treatment
  • Technology
  • Equipment/Vehicle impact
Summit Agenda
Keynote Speakers
Mr. Douglas A. Tamilio (Day 1)

Mr. Tamilio is Director of U.S. Army Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center in Natick, Massachusetts. Mr. Tamilio is responsible for the planning, programming, coordination and execution of the research, development, and engineering program dedicated to the sustainment and protection of the nation’s combat forces from the stresses of war through functionally suitable food, clothing, airborne and airdrop equipment, tactical shelters, and organization personal equipment. NSRDEC delivers world-class research, development, systems engineering and services with the unique “Soldier”-centric focus.

Jeffrey L. Langhout (Day 2)

Mr. Langhout is the Director of the U.S. Army Aviation & Missile Research, Development & Engineering‬ Center (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.


A limited number of hotel rooms are available at the Hotel at Auburn University for conference participants Wednesday night, July 26 and Thursday night, July 27 at a special group rate. Please call (800) 228-2876 or make a reservation online by June 26. Please reference the Tactical Athlete Conference.

The Hotel at Auburn University and Dixon Conference Center

Warrior Research Center

warrior research center orange and navy badge with five navy starsThe Warrior Research Center is located in Auburn, Alabama, and is directed by JoEllen Sefton, Ph.D., ATC. Dr. Sefton is also an Associate Professor in the School of Kinesiology at Auburn University and director of the Neuromechanics Research Laboratory. For questions or additional information, send an e-mail to Dr. Sefton.




Kristin Roberts, Administrator of Outreach
(334) 844-1941 | kar0032@auburn.edu