be addressed without major overhauls.
This year, the Navy wants to introduce
avatars into the LCS simulation, he
Live virtual constructive training has
great promise, the admiral adds. However, it is lagging for a lack of a common standard, which would drive down
costs and increase its benefits.
To work toward this, the Navy has
established a vision known as Sailor
2025. That is the target date for delivering more efficient training pipelines, which includes having a better
understanding of each sailor’s talent.
One element would modernize policies and information technologies
that support data mining, data analysis and predictive analytics. Another,
known as ready relevant learning,
would provide targeted training for
the right sailors for the correct jobs.
Adm. Moran notes that current naval
schools are teaching young sailors
how to work on 1950s-era valves and
basic electronics that barely reflect the
needs of the current—or future—fleet.
Junior sailors also seem to be frustrated by greater deployment lengths
that upset stability in their lives. And,
they often find themselves training the
sailors next to them concurrent with
carrying out their own duties, which
makes both tasks more difficult. Adm.
Moran offers that the Navy must train
more effectively and faster to match
sailors’ skills as they enter the fleet.
And, the better the Navy can train
sailors at sea in operational units, the
sooner it will have a quicker rate of
learning and a more effective force,
the admiral says.
In the future, the Navy may be
able to conduct kinetic operations
at a range of as much as 1,000 miles,
the admiral offers. Taking electronic
warfare and cyber into account, the
U.S. Navy will be face-to-face with its
adversaries at a much closer range,
and it must have sailors who can oper-
ate in this environment even if the
fleet is hindered by enemy action.
Many systems are introducing the
concept of fear and “fighting hurt”
into training systems, which Adm.
Moran describes as a key factor to
be considered in future training. The
admiral notes that great expansion
in training technology is underway
in the commercial sector, and the
Navy’s resource sponsors in surface,
aviation, submarine and health care
currently are moving toward these
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