WEST FORT HOOD — The U.S. Army Operational Test Command welcomed and promoted its new civilian executive director in a ceremony Friday afternoon.

Robert Miele joined the command from the U.S. Army Materiel Systems Analysis Activity at Aberdeen Proving Ground in Maryland. During the ceremony he also was promoted to senior executive service, the federal civilian employee equivalent of a general officer or admiral. He is the only senior executive service member at Fort Hood.

“I’m really humbled and honored to be part of this great command,” Miele said.

The Operational Test Command plans, conducts and reports the results of rigorous operational tests, assessments and experiments in order to provide essential information for the acquisition and fielding of war-fighting systems.

For more on Miele’s service, read Wednesday’s Fort Hood Herald.

Rose L. Thayer is the military editor for the Killeen Daily Herald. She joined the paper in February 2011 as a health and military reporter. View her complete profile Here. You can contact Rose L. Thayer at rthayer@kdhnews.com or (254) 501-7463. Follow her on Twitter at KDHmilitary.

Rose L. Thayer is the military editor for the Killeen Daily Herald. She joined the paper in February 2011 as a health and military reporter. View her complete profile Here.

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