Our national security is directly tied to the capacity of the optics industrial manufacturing base. AmeriCOM is America’s Center for Optics Manufacturing — a national effort to significantly build and sustain that base.
Design and execute workforce training programs to support the increasing complexity and growing manufacturing requirements of the nation’s optics industry.
Develop advanced optic manufacturing technologies, testing equipment, and the specialized materials required to support scalable manufacturing.
Successfully transition mission-critical precision optics technologies from research into sustainable manufacturing operations — the most important measure of AmeriCOM’s success.
By assessing the current industrial base for gaps in the defense systems supply chain, we will create a roadmap of needs and deploy new manufacturing technologies.
Based on the mature model in place at Monroe Community College, we will raise awareness of optics as a career path and recruit students into community college and apprenticeship programs.
Supported by an industrial advisory board, we will build labs, set up a collaborative curricular clearinghouse, and recruit and train teachers.
A healthy manufacturing industrial base and resilient supply chains are essential to the economic strength and national security of the United States of America. AmeriCOM is America’s Center for Optics Manufacturing — a national effort to significantly build and sustain that base.