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LTC Joseph M. Nolan

FA57, Proponent Officer

FA57 Simulation Operations

Proponent Brief

MOVES Institute, Naval Postgraduate School,

Monterey, CA

14 JUL 11


M&S Congressional Caucus

Challenge



“I challenge the M&S communities to better
communicate in simple terms the importance of
modeling and simulation and to describe its value as a
nationally critical technology.”




Congressman Randy Forbes





If we don’t begin to describe the value of M&S we will
increasingly lose support.




Components

OSD, Joint Staff, COCOMs, Services

New M&S Governance and Management Structure Organized by Communities.

Designed to Support & Integrate M&S Activities across the Department.

Led by a 1 to 2 Star M&S Steering Committee (M&S SC) to provide governance.

Acquisition

AT&L


Analysis

PA&E

& JS

Planning

JS

& Policy

Testing

DOT&E

& AT&L

Training

P&R


Experimentation

JS J7


M&S Practices

Common and Cross
-
Cutting M&S Tools

Common and Cross
-
Cutting M&S Data

Common and Cross
-
Cutting M&S Services

(T2 ESG)

(JADM)

(AP EXCOM)

(SE FORUM)

(JCDE EC)

Goal
: Establish corporate M&S management to address DoD goals:
Leads/guides/shepherds the $Bs in DoD M&S investments; adds value
thru metrics & ROI
-
driven priorities; and seeks to provide transparency.

Weathering the Perfect Storm

Budget Cuts

Loss of Live
Training
Resources

Reset to Full
Spectrum
Operations

Returning to
Pre
-
War
Training
Methodology

Troop
Redeployment
of over 100K

Demand for
more Blended
(LVCG) Training

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Agenda


History of the Program


FA57 Proponent


Mission


Core Competencies


Value to the Warfighter


FA57 Force Structure


Officer Development, Timeline, Education and Training


Knowledge Sharing


Closing comments


Questions



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History


1997
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The Director, National Simulation Center (NSC) designated as the
proponent for FA57 to provide the Army with officers to assist CDRs to
integrate simulations into training programs and military ops



AUG 2000
-

Army G
-
3 became proponent by CSA decision with increased
focus on the tactical army and joint
warfighting

organizations



NOV 2003
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CSA directs that FA57 Officers attend ILE Common Core &
AOWC



2006
-

The Vision, Roles, and Force Structure requirements expand to
include Battle Command specific objectives



2009


Transfer of authority for Army Modeling and Simulation from DCS G
-
3/5/7 to DCS G
-
8



2012


Acquisition Force Structure implementation





In 12 years, FA57 went from an initial structure of 65 to over 400 Active
and Reserve Component officers throughout the Army

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FA57 Proponent Mission


Develop Army Officers who:


Employ Simulation Tools and Services, Battle Command
systems and Knowledge Management principles for
training, acquisition, experimentation and testing


Integrate People, Process, Technology, and Organizations
in support the full scope of military operations


Are educated, trained and tested on the application of M&S
across all domains



http://
www.ms.army.mil/library/fa57_video.html

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FA57 Core Competencies


Simulation Operations


The art and science of applying live, virtual, constructive and
gaming simulation technologies in support of military operations,
training and acquisition activities which include, testing,
experimentation and analysis (BCTS, 2010)



Battle Command


The art and science of understanding, visualizing, describing,
directing, assessing, and leading forces in operations against a
hostile, thinking, and adaptive enemy (FM 3.0)



Knowledge Management


Art of creating, organizing, applying, and transferring knowledge
to facilitate situational understanding and decision making (FM
6.0
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1)


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Making the Link


Knowledge Management? Battle Command? Simulations?


What is a model or simulation?


A
synthetic

means of providing information to people to make a
decision


What is battle (mission) command?


A
real world

means of providing information to people to make a
decision


What is knowledge management?


A
method

of providing information to people to make a decision





Straight Talk Definitions


Not Official Army Doctrine (yet)

Simulation

Operations

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FA57 Value to the
Warfighter


We create the operational environment where leaders use all
available training resources to:


Plan


Train


Test


Experiment


Learn


Operate



FA57’s enable knowledge creation for the Warfighter

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FA57 Force Structure

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COL

71

130

268

LTC

MAJ

TOTAL

4

16

74

84

106

103

ARNG

CPT

17

50


* CPTs and AGR included in Totals

FY11 FA57 Force Structure

ACTIVE DUTY

ARNG

USAR

28

3


477 total authorizations

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Officer Development

Education, Training & Career Path

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5
th

Assignment

(LTC/COL)

4
th

Assignment

(LTC)

ACS

ILE/AOWC



SSC

JOINT

CORPS

ASCC

DA STAFF

SIM SPT/CBT DEV/MAT DEV

FA57 Career Path

SSC SEL

FD

BZ
LTC

PZ
LTC

BZ
COL

Pin On
MAJ

Pin On
LTC

PZ
COL

PZ

MAJ

JCWS (JPME II)

1
st Assignment

(CPT/MAJ)


2
nd Assignment

(MAJ)

3
rd Assignment

(MAJ/LTC)

Gain functional
competencies

Build multi
-
skilled/ leadership
competencies through education,
training and experience

Apply acquired leadership/

functional competencies

in Senior leadership positions

FA57

BASIC

BRANCH

DEPLOY

BASIC

BRANCH

NON
-

DEPLOY

FA57 CORPS/

DIV/BDE

FA57 CORPS/

DIV/BDE

FA57 SIM

DEV/TNG

FA57 SIM

DEV/TNG

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SOC / BCOIC

ASC

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Needs of the Army

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Graduate Education


M&S focused ACS


Naval Postgraduate School


Old Dominion University


University of Central Florida



Online M&S Degrees


Old Dominion University


University of Central Florida



Certificates, Fellowships, Broadening Experiences


Looking to use/develop more of these (NPS, OSD, DHS)


Revitalize Training with Industry


GOAL:


To provide officers

with a deeper technical

understanding of

Modeling and Simulation

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Tactical, Operational & Strategic

Communications


Knowledge Sharing

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The Forums

https://forums.bcks.army.mil

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Final Thoughts


We are Capability Providers in the Areas of Simulation,
Battle Command and Operational Knowledge Management




We are Joint and must operate in the M&S domain that way


Development


Configuration Management Boards


Standards, break stove
-
pipes, common tools


The Services’, Industries’, and Academia’s NIH Program has
been defunded



Modeling and Simulation, and training/educating of M&S
professionals is the only way we will maintain readiness of
the future force during the Perfect Storm

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Questions
?