Boots on the ground to address critical warfighter performance gaps

Often times programs and investments around human performance identify improvement areas but lack the technical assistance to implement and effect real change within systems. These programs primarily target individual elements of performance rather than addressing the whole human as a physical-mental system. Reports and articles can identify that sleep deprivation and alcoholism, for example, affect performance but lack the capabilities to address these issues with service members on a day-to-day basis.

In an effort to support service members and their organizations, the North Carolina Center for Optimizing Military Performance (NC-COMP) brings together expertise in research, medicine, health, fitness, engineering, materials, and manufacturing, to allow for accelerated creation and deployment of solutions that fill critical performance gaps.


Hear from some of the NC-COMP partner organizations working on technologies to improve human performance in the military and beyond.

North Carolina has a thriving innovation ecosystem of more than 25 universities, non-profit organizations, and businesses that unify, accelerate and deliver solutions in military health and performance. NC-COMP brings all of these organizations together to provide world class implementation for the military.

This partnership brings an interdisciplinary, holistic approach to military organizations with human performance needs. We focus on three main areas:

  • Preventing injury and speeding recovery
  • Maintaining performance in multi-stressor environments
  • Enhancing baseline physical and mental performance


Our consortium of academic, non-profit, industry, and state government organizations have proven experience collaborating with military commands. Together, we are a gateway for military partners to access cutting-edge research and technology development in human performance and influence efforts that result in capabilities for mission effectiveness.

Contact us to access the NC-COMP overview brochure and for more information on partnerships and working with our team.