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Leveraging Live, Virtual, and Constructive Technologies at Defense Strategies Institute's Military Virtual Training and Simulation Summit

Defense Strategies Institute's Virtual Training and Simulation Summit will convene on June 26-27, 2018. The Summit will provide a forum for members of the DoD, Federal Government, Private Industry, Academia, and other relevant stakeholders to discuss the efforts to leverage M&S technologies as a modern-day, cost effective training method across the Military. The summit is open and complimentary to all DoD employees and is considered an educational and training forum.

Washington, DC, June 04, 2018 --( This Defense Strategies Institute, two-day Summit will provide a forum for off the record, actionable discussions and debate on the major efforts to integrate innovative learning approaches that strengthens the training capability of tomorrows Warfighter.

MG Maria Gervais, Deputy Commanding General for the US Army Combined Arms Center-Training (CAC-T) is actively collaborating with partners to expand current virtual training capabilities and meeting the future Synthetic Training Environment (STE).

“We don’t know everything,” said Gervais. “We want an open dialogue with you (industry and academia) so we can also learn from you. This is a collaborative process. We know the users, and you know the tech. We will listen to what you have to tell us.” - MG Maria Gervais, USA

Whether an organization is interested in virtual reality and simulation training or just the overall level of efficiency, attendees will have the opportunity to learn all about the modern-day technology from senior leaders in the M&S community at this Summit.

To this end, the Military Virtual Training and Simulation Summit will offer over 14 sessions with diverse senior leader speakers including:

MG Maria Gervais, USA, Deputy Commanding General, US Army Combined Arms Center-Training
Maj Gen Scott Smith, USAF, Director of Training and Readiness, A3, USAF
Frank C. DiGiovanni, Deputy Director, Expeditionary Warfare Division, OPNAV N95
COL Harold Buhl, USA, Deputy Director, ARL Human Research and Engineering Directorate, U.S. Army Research Laboratory
COL Joseph Nolan, USA, Deputy Director, US Army Modeling and Simulation Office
COL Rich Haggerty, USA, PM, Instrumentation, Targets & Threat Simulators, PEO STRI

Topics will include:

-Supporting Decisive Action Operations through Advanced Simulation and Training Capabilities

-Leveraging M&S and LVC Solutions for Increased Soldier Readiness and Preparedness

-Developing Virtual, Constructive and Gaming Replications to Support the Operational Environment

-Identifying Common Architecture Requirements & Standards to Promote Interoperability of M&S Use

Across the Services

-Addressing the Limitations of Human Factors for Simulator Training Systems

-Integrating M&S Solutions to Reduce Overhead Cost of Traditional Training Methods

-Utilizing M&S Technologies to Better Support Testing & Evaluation Operations

-Leveraging Innovative M&S Technologies to Supplement Military Medical Training
DSI welcomes any questions to have posed during the forum: questions should align with the topics of the sessions.

Seating is limited

In order to allow for actionable discussion and dialogue amongst speakers and attendees, seating will be limited. Register now to reserve your seat. Active military, government and State personnel attend complimentary.

For more information or questions please contact Christopher Elliott at, or call 1-201-672-8745.

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