The US Army Personnel Development Will Be Advanced by Aptima

WOBURN, MA & ARLINGTON, VA, the USA ( – Aptima announced on Tuesday (8th January 2019) that the company has been awarded a five-year contract at $19 Million with the U.S. Army Research Institute for the Behavioral and Social Sciences (ARI) to conduct innovative research to enable the Army to acquire, develop, employ, and retain professional Soldiers and enhance personnel readiness, learned

The goal of the U.S. Army with that move is to develop developing leaders capable of anticipating change, understanding systems, mitigating risks, solving complex problems, and devising innovative strategies under conditions of uncertainty in response to rapidly evolving threats and new missions.

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Under the newly received contract and the requirements of the U.S. Army, Aptima will pursue a progressive ongoing research agenda, which involves development of tools to effectively measure, assess, and develop Soldier and leader competencies, focused on building the agile and adaptive skills for personnel to succeed in any environment or situation.

Dr. Krista Ratwani, Director of Learning and Training Systems at Aptima, commented, “Personnel across the DoD face constant change, and learning and development must keep pace. The Army’s goal is to measure, manage, and deliver learning experiences tailored to the needs of personnel anytime/anywhere, to support their total readiness,” and added, “Whether training in a live or simulated exercise, or on a post halfway around the world, Aptima’s measurement capabilities combined with our learning analytics and adaptive training technologies can provide a foundation for this talent management framework.”

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The research initiatives of ARI will be assisted by Aptima that will extend and build upon previous work experience with the U.S. Army and other military services.

Aptima plan to demonstrate its tools and capabilities for advancing learning and training at the annual world’s largest modelling, simulation, and training conference Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference (I/ITSEC) between 2nd and 6th December 2019 in Orlando, Florida, USA.

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Source: Aptima, I/ITSEC