Category Archive for: ‘Service/Branch’

Army updates – ‘..biggest shake-up since Vietnam War’

By way of MOVES gradaute Craig Unrath… Army is about to undertake its biggest shake-up since the Vietnam War – Business Insider The Army is hoping that the new Modernization Command will stand up in 2018 — and begin what is certain to be the long and complex task of preparing and equipping the U.S. Army for the mid-21st century …

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More perspectives on Naval readiness….

This time from a retired Navy Captain who served on active duty from 1974 – 2003; followed by 10 years of Pentagon experience. Here Is The Real Reason the US Navy Keeps Hitting Merchant Vessels “CAPT F.” makes some interesting comparisons between Fleet draw-downs post Vietnam and the 1990’s.  He provides some pretty blunt thoughts on the role of training …

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Navy Times: “…Navy is just not very good at driving ships.”

“…by design.” The two words I would add to the end of this quote to help focus the way forward. Maybe today’s Navy is just not very good at driving ships In the wake of two fatal collisions of Navy warships with commercial vessels, current and former senior surface warfare officers are speaking out, saying today’s Navy suffers from a …

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GAO Report of Virtual Training

The author finds the report to be contradictory. The Army is calling for more virtual trainers, but there is not sufficient front-end planning, evaluation, etc.  I certainly understand the need for improved TEE, better planning, improved integration,  That said (without having read the GAO report) it seems the author has may be overlooking the fact that – despite flaws and …

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Live, Virtual, Constructive (LVC) Simulation workshop, NAWCWD China Lake, 2-3 Aug 2016

LVC Event Workshop The Naval LVC Operations and LVC Enterprise Solutions & Integration Working Groups invite you to participate in a face to face workshop at NAWCWD China Lake 2-3 August 2011. The main goals is to examine recent and planned LVC events for common enablers, environments & processes to guide our products and FY17 planning. Please RSVP to john.auborn@navy.mil …

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Naval Modeling and Simulation Newsletter, March 2016

This newsletter (available here: Naval M&S Newsletter – Issue 3 – March 2016) would be a great target for short articles describing student thesis work and faculty research, and it would be nice to send in a photo of Naval officers any quarter we have students graduating from MOVES, even providing thesis titles and indication where the graduates will be …

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MORS Wargaming Community of Practice: Webinar 20 April 2016

The speaker on Wednesday 20 April 2016 at 0830-1000 Pacific will be Dan Mahoney discussing the C-WAM adjudication approach. Dan Mahoney is a senior campaign analyst at US Army CAA and has developed and applied C-WAM within a wide wargame audience over the past years. Slides are available here: MORS Wargame CoP Brief (20 APR 16). Please use the following …

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USNI – Twilight of Manned Flight

An interesting and concise article by an F/A-18 XO.  In the current budget, incentive/retention pay for UAV operators is now higher than for manned aviation roles.  The references to disruption and innovation in test cases like Kodak, IBM, and Instagram will be familiar to those in Rudy’s capstone course.  The author argues that managing the impending changes would lead to …

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Army Surgeon General – the future of Army medicine: prevention, biometrics and telemedicine.

Related articles in Army Times and Health IT web sites.   The Army Surgeon General credits the Performance Triad (nutrition, exercise, sleep) with a four pecent reduction in BMI and 15 percent increase in cardio vascular output.  Lt. Gen Horoho’s vision for future Army readiness includes an emphasis on data and biometric monitoring as tools for preventing costly and readiness-sapping …

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MORS Wargaming Community of Practice — Sep 24 Paul Vebber, Fleet Battle School

Just a reminder, we have moved our lecture to THURSDAY 24 September. Our presenter will be Paul Vebber who will discuss the ‘Fleet Battle School’. Here is the link to the briefing slides – drive.google.com/file/d/0Bx_dJZaX_lC3MExXQllqZmtPOGs/view?usp=sharing (or contact Curt Blais, x3215) Draft game documentation files are also attached. Paul is currently Assistant Director, Undersea Warfare, Concept Development and Experimentation on the …

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