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I/ITSEC 2021: Service chiefs describe future MS&T needs

1st December 2021 - 11:00 GMT | by David Isby in Orlando


USMC Commandant Gen David Berger (left) and USN CNO ADM Michael Gilday addressed modelling, simulation and training issues on 30 November during the I/ITSEC conference and exhibition in Orlando, Florida. (Photo: David Isby)

Modelling, simulation and training must align with multi-domain readiness objectives and it must also reflect adversaries realistically, senior officers told a conference session at I/ITSEC 2021.

USN Chief of Naval Operations ADM Michael Gilday and USMC Commandant Gen David Berger seldom appear talking together on stage.

That they did so on 30 November during the I/ITSEC 2021 event in Orlando sent a message not only about the increasing warfighting integration between these services that has been seen in recent years –Gilday said ‘we do everything together’ – but also about their view of the importance of modelling, simulation and training (MS&T) and what they need to see from industry, many of whose leaders were in the audience.

Gilday said MS&T ‘needs to have a recording capability’

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David Isby


David Isby

David Isby is a Washington-based attorney and consultant on national security issues. He has experience …

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