U.S. Army and mGen Offer Remote War-Fighting Courses and Training to National Guard Soldiers.Business Editors/Hi-Tech Writers
FOXBOROUGH, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 22, 2002
-- Fort Leavenworth's Battle Command Training Program and Command
and General Staff College Deploy mGen's Learning, Knowledge and
Human Capital Management System to Provide Tailored Courses to
Soldiers Around the World --
In an effort to increase and improve war-fighting preparedness, the U.S. Army's Battle Command Training Program (BCTP BCTP Battle Command Training Program
BCTP Bucks County Technology Partners ), in coordination with the Command and General Staff College The Command and General Staff College (C&GSC) at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas is a United States Army facility that functions as a graduate school for U.S. military leaders. It was originally established in 1881 as a school for infantry and cavalry. (CGSC CGSC Coli Genetic Stock Center (Yale University, New Haven, CT)
CGSC Command & General Staff College (US Army)
CGSC Coconut Grove Sailing Club (Miami, Florida) ), has recently deployed mGen Enterprise, a learning, knowledge and human capital management system. By implementing mGen Enterprise, soldiers in the Army National Guard Brigades are taking classes remotely and increasing their war fighting skills prior to arriving at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, for real-time training seminars. Soldiers around the world will participate in courses at any given time, as units rotate in and out of training.
"We are very excited by the opportunities the mGen solution has provided us," said Major Floyd Lucas of the Operations Group C for the Army's Battle Command Training Program, located in Fort Leavenworth. "In the past, there were courses the soldiers needed to take to complete their training, but due to time and existing seminar requirements, we were unable to offer them. By providing these courses remotely through the mGen system, we have increased our level of training and support to our soldiers. This has also enabled the soldiers to be well prepared in advance of attending the seminar at Fort Leavenworth. In addition, mGen Enterprise has enabled us to receive instant feedback on the progress of the soldiers attending the seminar, provide mentorship when a soldier requests it and adjust the training when necessary."
Prior to implementing mGen Enterprise, the BCTP attempted to provide additional basic staff training to its soldiers via CD-ROM CD-ROM: see compact disc.
in full compact disc read-only memory
Type of computer storage medium that is read optically (e.g., by a laser). . Due to the static nature of providing courses via CD-ROM, and its inability to track performance, the BCTP decided to reevaluate its options. After receiving acceptance by the CGSC to use mGen Enterprise - which is used by the Army's Classroom XXI TRADOC TRADOC Training & Doctrine Command (US Army) (Training and Doctrine Command) Program - the BCTP began to transition classes to the system, and named it the BCBST BCBST BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee (Headquartered in Chattanooga, TN)
BCBST Brigade Command and Battle Staff Training program Seminar Preparatory Course.
Currently, 21 core classes make up a total of 88 individual tailored courses for soldiers offered through the mGen solution. Each soldier - based on their position held within a unit - take courses specifically designed for the respective Battlefield Operating Systems (BOS). Mentors or Observer Trainers (OTs), with specialty in a respective BOS, serve as authors to the classes and can provide direct assistance to soldiers in the course. Some of the classes include General Studies, Maneuver, Intelligence, Fire Support, Mobility and Survivability sur·viv·a·ble
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2. That can be survived: a survivable, but very serious, illness. , Air Defense, Command and Control and Combat Service Support.
Benefits to both the mentors and users have been immediately recognized since implementing the courses through mGen Enterprise. Soldiers receive immediate feedback after taking quizzes, which helps to keep their participation fresh, and OTs can monitor on a collective level, units and students based on individual classes. As a result, OTs can adjust training as necessary.
"Military agencies are always looking for ways to improve training and streamline processes," said Jack Battersby, president and CEO (1) (Chief Executive Officer) The highest individual in command of an organization. Typically the president of the company, the CEO reports to the Chairman of the Board. of mGen. "The BCTP's ability to offer courses remotely to soldiers, in advance of their face-to-face training, is a great example of how an organization can evaluate the training needs of the organization and act accordingly to what type of training works best in specific instances. We look forward to working with Fort Leavenworth to continue to improve training and increase efficiencies for homeland security."
About mGen, Inc.
mGen, Inc. is a leading developer of advanced distributed knowledge, human capital and learning management systems. mGen's solutions are based on the philosophy that learning, collaboration and knowledge transfer are most successful when facilitated in a blended environment, supporting classroom-based learning, e-Learning, news and information and knowledge communities. Since mGen strictly follows content industry standards such as AICC AICC anti-inhibitor coagulant complex. , SCORM SCORM Shareable Content Object Reference Model (web-based e-learning standard)
SCORM Shared Courseware Object Reference Model
SCORM Shareable Courseware Object Reference Model , RSS (Really Simple Syndication) A syndication format that was developed by Netscape in 1999 and became very popular for aggregating updates to blogs and the news sites. RSS has also stood for "Rich Site Summary" and "RDF Site Summary. and RDF (Resource Description Framework) A recommendation from the W3C for creating meta-data structures that define data on the Web. RDF is designed to provide a method for classification of data on Web sites in order to improve searching and navigation (see Semantic Web). , organizations can immediately centralize their existing knowledge assets and distribute them to their workforce. Headquartered in Foxborough, Mass., the Company has numerous customers in the federal, educational and enterprise markets. For more information on mGen, please visit www.mgen.com.