vIITSEC 2020 Paper 20240
- Mr. Christopher Herrmann, Modeling and Simulation Developmental Specialist,
U.S. Army Modeling and Simulation School, Army Modeling and Simulation Office
In support of the U.S. Army Modeling and Simulation School, Army Modeling and Simulation Office
- Mrs. Tammie Smiley, Senior Analyst/Engineer, Trideum Corporation
- Mr. Walter Watford, Training Development Consultant, Trideum Corporation
- Mrs. Jamie Pilar, Senior Program Analyst, Trideum Corporation
- Mrs. Laura Harding, Analyst, Parsons
As part of the Army Modeling and Simulation Office, the Army Modeling and Simulation School (AMSS) provides targeted education, training, qualification, and certification. The AMSS works to ensure the U.S. Army modeling and simulation (M&S) workforce, including Functional Area 57 (military) and Career Program 36 (civilian), is well educated and trained in the use and application of the Army’s analysis, modeling, and simulation (AM&S) tools and capabilities. As part of this mission, AMSS routinely updates its education and training opportunities based on the evolving tasks, technologies, knowledge, skills, and abilities required. To understand and address the Army’s current and future educational needs better, AMSS has been conducting the AM&S Education, Training, and Development Effort.
This paper will describe the effort and outline the process used to collect information, the analysis of the data collected, and the results of the effort. The effort closely follows the Analysis, Design, Development, Implementation, and Evaluation (ADDIE) process, which is required for Army schools as part of U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) Regulation 350-70 and TRADOC Pamphlet 350-70-14. During the 3 years of execution, AMSS has collected survey and interview data and conducted critical task selection working groups with participation from Soldiers and Department of the Army Civilians. The data collected are both quantitative and qualitative, encompassing 16 major educational categories with numerous critical tasks under each major area. Examples of major educational categories include data science, federating models and simulations, scenario planning and development, data generation and management, and identifying and applying existing Army AM&S assets.
As a result of this effort, AMSS has identified existing education and training solutions to meet needs and is developing new lessons and courses for needs without solutions. This effort is an ongoing, iterative process, and AMSS will continue to seek additional interviews and data on AM&S educational needs across the Army.