USJFCOM Demonstrates Training Transformation During Trade Show
USJFCOM Demonstrates Training Transformation
During Trade Show
receive kudos at the recent Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation, and
Education Conference for both a co-sponsored demonstration and the presentation
of a professional journal article during a competition.
By Jennifer Colaizzi,
USJFCOM Public Affairs.
Norfolk, Virginia -- (USJFCOM)
December 23, 2004 -- The U.S. Air Force and U.S. Joint Forces Command recently
used a major modeling and simulation event to demonstrate a step forward in
using multiple technologies to provide realistic training.
Training, Simulation, and Education Conference (I/ITSEC), recently held at the
Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla., attracted more than 15,000
attendees who witnessed the integration of 33 separate systems into simulated
wargames in a live, virtual, and constructive (LVC) environment.
This occurred during four co-sponsored
virtual training demonstrations, called the Joint Virtual Training Special Event
"This type of demonstration
supports training objectives to the joint warfighter and prepares Joint forces
by providing a realistic training environment through modeling and simulation," said Warren Bizub, director of advanced training technologies at USJFCOM.
Bizub says the extremely
successful virtual training demonstration, displayed on plasma screens and
visual displays simultaneously, resembled a joint military warfare video game,
except the warfighters were real.
It provided an opportunity to
showcase new and emerging technologies and capabilities for training, education,
and simulation while demonstrating to service, industry, academic, and coalition
experts what USJFCOM envisions for the Joint
National Training Capability (JNTC) seamless LVC training environment.
Even though this was the first
time that all 33 systems were integrated at the same time, the demonstrations
were flawless to the outside observer according to command officials.
"The JVTSE was an opportunity to
recognize the power of teamwork amongst academic, industry, service and
coalition partners and to encourage continued and new partnerships," said Bizub.
"The demonstration appealed to many possible future partners and there is
already tremendous interest in participating in next year's I/ITSEC special
Meanwhile, at a separate
conference event, two USJFCOM staff members received kudos for a professional
journal article highlighting the command's urban warfare efforts.
Directorate (J9)'s Andrew Ceranowicz, simulation technical director, and
Mark Torpey, senior developer, received the award.
"Hundreds and hundreds of papers
are submitted, read, and judged. To receive top honors, the paper demonstrated
significant technical merit in leading the modeling and simulation community to
the future of urban warfare" said Tony Cerri, J9's director of experimentation
Ceranowicz and Torpey were
recognized for their "Adapting to Urban Warfare" paper, which explained the
situational awareness that a joint intelligence fusion center can achieve using
urban sensors, a concept demonstrated recently during the command's Urban
This was the second time the duo
received recognition for a paper demonstrating USJFCOM's advancements in
modeling and simulation.