Army

March 29, 2012

Gaming plays important role in Army training

Mike Casey
original_1
Col. Robert "Pat" White's avatar explains gaming's importance in Army training as part of a video shown at the Army Games for Training User Conference. White could not attend the Orlando, Fla., conference and addressed it through the video. He is the deputy commander of the Combined Arms Center "“ Training (CAC-T), Fort Leavenworth, Kan. The video was created at the National Simulation Center, which is part of CAC-T.

ORLANDO, Fla. “” An avatar of Col. Robert “Pat” White, deputy commander of the Combined Arms Center ““ Training, told an Army conference Monday that gaming will play a critical role in training.

White’s avatar was part of a video that presented the colonel’s pre-recorded comments at the Army Games for Training User Conference.

“I’m sorry I couldn’t get to Orlando in person so I sent a ‘Mini Me’ to fill in,” White said. “And I have to say, he looks pretty good.” The video was created at the National Simulation Center.

White leads the Combined Arms Center ““ Training, or CAC-T, at Fort Leavenworth, Kan., which supports and develops training throughout the Army. The National Simulation Center, also at Fort Leavenworth, is part of CAC-T.

“One of my responsibilities is setting the future course for training in the Army,” he said. “And as you all know, gaming has a significant role in that future.”

White said he knows from his experience as a battalion and brigade commander that gaming prepares Soldiers for live training and saves money.

“Every leader struggles with limited time, dollars and resources,” he said. “Those same leaders know it’s better to practice something first before you do it for real in live training. Live training is where our highest risk and greatest expense comes from.”

White said gaming has demonstrated that:

  • The Army rapidly adopts new technologies.
  • Gaming technologies take situational and decision-making training to the individual Soldier.
  • Soldiers and leaders learn by completing scenarios multiple times.

Soldiers can access a wide array of training products at: https://milgaming.army.mil. The site contains programs to learn ethics, air assault tactics, defensive operations and other skills.

“Gaming already has changed the way the Army trains and educates “” changed it for the better,” White said.




All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.


 
 

 
Scout-1954

FINAL ISSUE: Scout newspaper prints final edition after more than 61 years

Times are changing. Gone are the days when a kid stood on the corner waving the newspaper and crying out the latest headline. Gone are the days when news could wait until the presses had finished rolling. Today news is instanta...
 
 
Jennifer-Caprioli

Scout on the Street

Joan Vasey Managing Editor As managing editor of The Fort Huachuca Scout for the last eight years, I’ve seen a lot of transitions as military and civilian personnel have come and gone, including Scout reporters. Threaded thro...
 

 

Plan now for gate changes beginning Aug. 3

Significant changes to installation access at Fort Huachuca will begin Aug. 3 including a return to the original gate names and background checks for all individuals 18 years and older without an approved form of DOD identification. What is now known as the Main Gate, will return to its historical name, Buffalo Soldier Gate, and...
 
 
Julianne E. Cochran

Help wanted: Enlisted aides in valued roles for Army leaders

Julianne E. Cochran An Enlisted Aide Training Course instructor shows a student the specifics of setting up a general officer’s uniform during a practical exercise. WASHINGTON – Enlisted aides are considered an elite group ...
 
 
Stephanie Caffall

Vacation Bible School attracts 130 attendees this year

Stephanie Caffall From left, Trey Roberts, 10, John Pecic, 9, and Kyla gross, 7, hold Bible point signs during snack time. The Bible point on July 16 was God has the power to forgive. Fort Huachuca’s Main Post Chapel hosted i...
 




0 Comments


Be the first to comment!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>