Army Modeling & Simulation School

Simulation Operations Course (SOC)

Course Description --

PURPOSE:
The Simulation Operations Course provides individuals with an understanding of the roles, responsibilities, practices, procedures, and concepts necessary to integrate mission command, models and simulations and operational knowledge management into the operational environment. Functional Area 57 officers must attend this course for award of the Functional Area 57 designation. The curriculum emphasizes the following topics:

- Mission Command Officer roles and responsibilities
- Operational Knowledge Management
- Integrating models and simulations with unit training programs and MCiS
- Knowledge of Mission Command Information Systems (MCiS) and modeling and simulation
- Applying MCiS activities, models and simulations to an operational environment
- Creating and modifying models and simulations
- Integrating models and simulations with unit training programs and MCiS

SCOPE: The Simulation Operations Course will enable students to:

a. Provide expert advice on Army model and simulation systems to the training and operational communities, focusing on the integration of simulations into training for mission requirements.

b. Provide expertise in planning, preparing, supervising, and executing events, experiments, and exercises supported by models and simulations.

c. Provide expertise in managing, developing, fielding, and maintaining models and simulations.

d. Participate in the development, equipping, and maintenance of simulation product repositories and interoperability standards development.

e. Integrate knowledge management principles with Mission Command Information Systems (MCiS) and staff to develop and refine a unit’s collective knowledge-sharing environment.

PREREQUISITES:

a. Commissioned Officer Personnel: Active Army and Reserve Components, grade 03 through 06, primarily FA 57, with accessed into the operational support functional category as Functional Area 57 officers, or assigned to simulation operations positions identified in their manning documents.

b. Civilian Personnel: Grade GS11 and above, and DA Interns, assigned to a position with significant duties in simulation operations, operational knowledge management, and/or integrating Mission Command Information Systems with unit training events and approved by the Army Modeling and Simulation School.

c. Enlisted Personnel: Active Army and Reserve Components grade E-8 and above assigned to simulation operations positions.

SPECIAL INFORMATION: Officers will attend the course before their initial assignment in a Functional Area 57 coded position. They can attend TDY enroute or TDY and return.

SECURITY CLEARANCE: Unclassified

COURSE STATISTICS:

  Peacetime Mobilization
COURSE LENGTH
8 weeks
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ADJUSTED COURSE ICH 0.0
CLASS SIZES    
   Maximum
24
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   Optimum
20
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   Minimum
16
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ACADEMIC HOURS    
   Unique
320.0
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   Shared
n/a
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   Total
320.0
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