Huntsville, AL – Yorktown Systems Group, Inc. (Yorktown), a Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB), announced today that it has completed its detailed Role Player and Threat Emulator support to the U.S. Army’s second iteration of the Squad Overmatch scientific study. The study was conducted by the Mitre Corporation and the Army’s Program Executive Office for Simulation, Training, & Instrumentation (PEO-STRI) at Fort Benning Georgia over the months of May and June.
Nine squads of Soldiers from the 82nd Airborne Division and the 75th Ranger Regiment participated in an integrated training study at Fort Benning that focused on human performance enhancement. Known as the Squad Overmatch Study - Tactical Combat Casualty Care and in its second year as part of the Army Warfighting Assessment, this critical experiment is an effort that resulted from 2013 and 2014 studies related to reducing post-traumatic stress disorder through training.
The Project Lead, Rob Wolf, summed up the project for the Army Times in Late June. Wolf said "With respect to human dimension, all of this is about developing judgment, decision making, leadership in the teams, good communication skills, the mental models that they need to draw from in these stressful tactical situations," said Wolf. "That’s the entire collective environment that we are trying to do. And you do that through immersive training."
Yorktown’s Vice President for Training, Education, & Operational Support, Vern Tubbs, said today, "Yorktown is excited to participate in this all-important study by delivering professional Role Player and Threat Emulator support to "bring alive" the McKenna MOUT site in a very realistic way for our Soldiers to experience a challenging live training scenario," said Tubbs. "Yorktown’s service-focused employees and collective efforts contributed significantly to the successful execution of this study by PEO-STRI and Mitre."