Engineering and Computer Simulations (ECS) is supporting the Army’s Squad Overmatch Study, which is currently evaluating training methodologies and technologies that have potential for improving human performance on the battlefield and reducing the incidence of Post-Traumatic Stress (PTS).

The study is focused on advanced training and technologies that can improve situational awareness, stress management, and resilience. Combat stress increases when casualties occur, as unit members treat the injured while continuing the combat mission. Those who are well trained in Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TC3) are better able to handle stress and respond more quickly when faced with trauma. The study includes research into optimizing casualty care training.

The Squad Overmatch Study team leverages ECS’ Tactical Combat Casualty Care Simulation (TC3Sim).

Researchers hypothesize they will find that virtual training facilitates increase situational awareness and prepare trainees to respond more effectively when casualties occur, as well as recover more quickly from the situational stress.

Study findings will be released annually to appropriate military training and doctrine leadership.

For more information, contact Joe O’Connell.