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I/ITSEC 2021: US training adapts to trends

1st December 2021 - 12:09 GMT | by David Isby in Orlando

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USMC training with virtual targets using a Mk 19 automatic grenade launcher in the Indoor Simulated Marksmanship Trainer at Camp Lejeune. (Photo: USMC/Cpl. Sullivan Laramie)

Harnessing modern technologies to meet training and simulation requirements is more important than ever, senior officers told the I/ITSEC 2021 conference audience.

Senior US military personnel plus a brigadier general from a NATO ally used the I/ITSEC 2021 conference to talk about their perceptions of current trends in modelling, simulation and training (MS&T).

LtGen Kevin Iiams, commander of USMC Training and Education Command, said he wants MS&T to use ‘agile stacked technology that trains Marines from lance corporals up to commanding generals’.

This approach includes training in what he termed ‘the need to drive decision-making under complex and austere environments’. Such training via models and simulations can provide leaders with an ‘opportunity to seize and maintain initiative where they have not

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