Every Soldier a Sensor Simulation (ES3)

Wednesday November 16, 2005

The Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff, G-2, announces the Army-wide release of the Every Soldier a Sensor Simulation (ES3).

- ES3 can be downloaded by Soldiers and civilians with an AKO account at: slimes3.rdecom.army.mil . It is a computer-based simulation designed to increase a Soldier's cognitive skills and reinforce the Every Soldier is a Sensor (ES2) concept.

- ES3 was developed by the U.S. Army Research Development and Engineering Command, SFC Paul Ray Smith Simulation and Training Technology Center (RDECOM-STTC) and The Institute for Creative Technologies (ICT).


- 162MB download will install the application plus a scenario-editor tool that allows users to modify and create new missions.

- The simulation consists of five main components: mission brief, patrol, patrol debrief evaluation and After-Action Review (AAR).

- Using patrol scenarios in an urban environment styled after locations in OIF/OEF, ES3 helps train soldiers to actively scan and observe their environment for details related to Commanders' Critical Information Requirements (CCIR) and report or act in a specific manner. The Soldier navigates urban terrain populated with civilians, security personnel, Non-Government Organizations (NGO), insurgents, and Improvised Explosive Devices (IED) seeking to detect threats of varying significance while attempting appropriate interaction with those they encounter.

- Soldiers work from a menu of actions, recording their observations, checking maps and even taking digital "photographs".

- TRADOC is conducting a pilot program using ES3 with the 2nd Battalion, 28th Infantry Regiment, 1st Combat Training Brigade (1st CTB) at Fort Jackson.

See related article:(TRADOC): ES2: Soldiers learn battlefield, situational awareness

ARNEWS Press Release: Army Releases 'Every Soldier a Sensor' Training Tool

Points of Contact:
MAJ(P) Ray Compton - Director, Military Operations
Army RDECOM/STTC Email: Raymond-Compton@us.army.mil
MAJ Dan Ray - Modeling & Simulation Officer
HQDA, DCS-G2 (DAMI-ISR) Email: daniel.ray@hqda.army.mil


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