The Deployed War-Fighter Protection research program (DWFP) is an initiative to develop and validate novel methods to protect deployed United States military personnel from threats posed by disease-carrying insects and other arthropods. Starting in 2004 and administered by the Armed Forces Pest Management Board, the program is funded at approximately $5M per year. The DWFP research portfolio is concentrated in 3 specific areas: (1) novel insecticide chemistries/ formulations; (2) application technology and (3) personal protective systems. The program consists of a competitive grants process open to applicants from academia, industry, DoD and other federal government agencies. The ultimate objective is to find industry partners to commercialize products that are also applicable to military integrated vector management strategies.