WHAT IS ARMY HSI?

Army Human Systems Integration (Army HSI), formerly known as Manpower and Personnel Integration (MANPRINT), is a practice that the U.S. Army uses to make sure human factors such as capabilities and limitations are incorporated into all of the steps during the system acquisition process. Army HSI is the voice of the Soldier, and was initiated in recognition of the fact that the Soldier is a key component of the total system. In order for a system to function optimally, the Soldier must be able to perform required tasks efficiently. Decisions made with the Soldier in mind enhance overall effectiveness and reduce long-term cost. Army HSI helps to ensure that our Soldiers can operate our systems to accomplish their missions to defend our nation.

  • UH-60 flying over countryside
  • Rifleman with Blank Fire Adapter looking downrange
  • Communications vehicle in silhouette
  • CH-47 transporting HMMWV
  • M1 Abrams silhouette with stars in the background
  • Troops at formation

Army HSI Mission:

Ensure that Human Systems factors are early key drivers in design and fully integrated into the development of materiel and non-materiel solutions to optimize human system performance, reduce Soldier injury/loss and life cycle costs, and maximize Force Readiness.

Army HSI Vision:

The Army HSI, as an interdisciplinary engineering and management program, achieves early integration of Soldier-centered design in concepts and requirements, S&T, R&D, and acquisition. Army HSI objectives:
- Army Proponent for human systems design and integration (HSDI) & Senior HSDI Advisor
- Engineer the voice of the Soldier into capability development and fielding decisions
- Conduct HSDI & continuous process improvement across the Army Modernization Enterprise
- Drive HSDI innovations and sponsors HSDI S&T and R&D

Army HSI is the Army's multiplier in delivering materiel and-non materiel capabilities that are effective, safe, survivable, and usable, for Soldiers defending our nation.

HSI ACROSS THE SERVICES