Extremely well respected former U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Wade “Hamp” McManus Jr (retired) and Army Col. Earl Johnson have called for the establishment of a ‘joint Synthetic Training Environment’ in a piece for DefenseNews. Citing Sun Tzu : “Victorious warriors win first and then go to war, while defeated warriors go to war first and then seek to win.” the experienced commanders call for a 5G based, truly integrated platform to enable next-generation training to the point of need, leveraging immersive technologies on the individual, unit and multi-echelon events.

We must establish a true joint Synthetic Training Environment to optimize every aspect of the joint force’s readiness to operate, dominate and win the next war. A recent report by the think tank Rand on the future of warfare stated that our forces yearn for precise knowledge of the upcoming battle — the enemy, the conditions and the overall war-fighting framework they must plan for.

Retired U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Wade “Hamp” McManus Jr. is the senior vice president of defense programs at Amentum, where retired Army Col. Earl Johnson is senior vice president of Army and cyber programs.

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