Huntsville, AL – Yorktown Systems Group, Inc. (Yorktown), a Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB), announced today that it has provided a five-day "Mission Command" seminar 06 – 10 June 2016 to the Marine Corps Recruit Depot at Parris Island, South Carolina in support of the Weapons and Field Training Battalion focused on Adaptive Leader Training and Education (ALTE).
In the five-day seminar, the students learned to develop their problem-solving and decision-making skills with a focus on adapting their current lessons taught to Marine Corps recruits to better grow the intangible core competencies described in the Marine Corps Small Unit Decision Making (SUDM) initiative, e.g., Adaptability, Sense-making, Problem-solving, Metacognition, and Attention Control. Using the Adaptive Course Model (ACM), they were taught to tailor instruction to foster adaptability with focused outcomes and measures of effectiveness. They were also introduced to the elements of reasoning and intellectual standards to think through intellectual, academic, personal, social, and political problems. This provided students with the intellectual tools they need to engage in growing these critical core competencies during the application of their military instruction. The students further learned how to enhance learning by conducting Socratic discussions using the concepts of critical thinking.
Nick Fuller, Senior Vice President, Operations said today, "The Yorktown teaching staff remains excited about delivering these ALTE training events to the United States Marine Corps. We believe that these cutting edge seminars are beneficial to the critical efforts of these Marine Corps instructors and so far have exceeded our desired outcomes. Yorktown is prepared to continue providing the Marine Corps with adaptive learning to help further the capabilities of the unit cadre."