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The Department of the Army Corrosion Control and Prevention Executive (CCPE) serves as the senior official with the responsibility to coordinate all Department corrosion prevention and control activities for military equipment and infrastructure. In working under the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics, and Technology [ASA(ALT)] and with the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy, and Environment [ASA(IE&E)], the Army CCPE ensures that acquisition and logistics professionals consider the prevention and control of corrosion in the design, development, acquisition, construction, deployment, and sustainment of the world's best equipment, services, infrastructure, installations, contingency bases, and energy and environmental programs, while leveraging the newest technologies and capabilities.
The Department of Navy Corrosion Control and Prevention Executive (CCPE) serves as the senior Department official with responsibility for coordinating Navy corrosion control and prevention program activities. The Navy Corrosion Executive, in conjunction with a Department-wide team of corrosion subject matter experts, works to implement statutory requirements and ensure that corrosion control and prevention is maintained in the Department’s policy and guidance for management across the acquisition and sustainment life cycles.
The Air Force Corrosion Control and Prevention Executive (CCPE) is the senior Air Force official responsible for corrosion prevention and control. The CCPE serves under the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Science, Technology and Engineering within the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition in the Pentagon. The CCPE provides corrosion technical advice and ensures that Air Force policies and governance, resources, science and technology programs, communications, and resources address corrosion prevention and control for systems, equipment, facilities, and infrastructure. Responsibilities span the entire life cycle—starting from research and development, continuing through acquisition, deployment, and sustainment, and ending with disposal.
The Marine Corps Systems Command, which falls under the purview of the U.S. Navy, has established an effective Corrosion Prevention and Control program to extend the useful life of all Marine Corps tactical ground and ground support equipment, and to reduce maintenance requirements and associated costs through the identification, implementation, and, if necessary, development of corrosion prevention and control products, materials, technologies, and processes. The use of these technologies and processes will repair existing corrosion damage and prevent, or at least significantly retard, future corrosion damage on all Marine Corps tactical ground and ground support equipment.
The U.S. Coast Guard is one of the five armed forces of the United States and the only military organization within the Department of Homeland Security. Since 1790 the Coast Guard has safeguarded our Nation's maritime interests and environment around the world. The Coast Guard is an adaptable, responsive military force of maritime professionals whose broad legal authorities, capable assets, geographic diversity and expansive partnerships provide a persistent presence along our rivers, in the ports, littoral regions and on the high seas. Coast Guard presence and impact is local, regional, national and international. These attributes make the Coast Guard a unique instrument of maritime safety, security and environmental stewardship.
Humankind is poised to take its Next Giant Leap, far beyond the frontiers of exploration that it has reached to date. On Earth and in space, NASA is developing new capabilities to send future human missions to an asteroid and Mars. Mars once had conditions suitable for life. Future exploration on our Journey to Mars could uncover evidence of past life, answering one of the fundamental mysteries of the cosmos: Does life exist beyond Earth?
The Technical Corrosion Collaboration has grown to include a collaboration among the DoD Corrosion Office, 15 Universities, and three institutes, including The Ohio State University, The University of Virginia, The University of Akron, The University of Southern Mississippi, The University of Hawaii, The North Dakota State University, Pennsylvania State University, The U.S. Air Force Academy, The Naval Postgraduate School, The U.S. Naval Academy, The Air Force Institute of Technology, The U.S. Military Academy at West Point, The U.S. Coast Guard Academy, The University of Oklahoma, and Arizona State University, as well as Scientific Simulation Systems, Southwest Research Institute, and SAF Engineering. For more information about the TCC concept, program objectives, participants, and process, please review the Technical Corrosion Collaboration (TCC) Definitions Document.
NACE International, The Worldwide Corrosion Authority, serves nearly 33,000+ members in 116 countries and is recognized globally as the premier authority for corrosion control solutions. The organization offers technical training and certification programs, conferences, industry standards, reports, publications, technical journals, government relations activities and more. NACE International is headquartered in Houston, Texas, with offices in San Diego, California; Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; Shanghai, China and Al-Khobar, Saudi Arabia.
SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings was founded in 1950 as the Steel Structures Painting Council, a non-profit professional society concerned with the use of coatings to protect industrial steel structures. In 1997, the name of the association was changed to The Society for Protective Coatings to better reflect the changing nature of coatings technology and the ever-expanding types of construction materials.