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Team Orlando Members Visit and Learn at FLETC Headquarters
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By Dolly Rairigh Glass
Just last week, on the heels of the 10-year anniversary celebration of the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center’s partnership with Team Orlando, members of the Team Orlando Board of Directors (BOD) visited FLETC’s home site in Glynco, Ga., giving them the opportunity to meet some of the additional members of the FLETC team, as well as witness the amazing training systems resulting from the Team Orlando-FLETC partnership.
Members of the Team Orlando Board of Directors held their monthly meeting and took a tour of FLETC headquarters in Glynco, Ga. Taking a moment for a photo are: (from left to right) Rob Matthews (NAWCTSD), Benn Aaronson (Team Orlando STEM Advocate), Jason Kuykendal (FLETC-Orlando office), George Cheros (NCS), Kent Gritton (JTIEC), Diana Teel (NAWCTSD), Traci Jones (PEO STRI), Dan Balash (FLETC-Orlando office), Martin Bushika (PM TRASYS) and CAPT Wes Naylor (NAWCTSD).
The FLETC serves as an interagency law enforcement training organization for more than 90 federal agencies or Partner Organizations, and its mission is to ‘train those who protect our homeland.” Glynco is the headquarters facility for the FLETC, and is situated on 1,600 acres in southeast Georgia with modern conventional facilities such as classrooms, dormitories, and administrative and logistical support structures.
Part of the BOD visit was designated for their monthly meeting, but while there, the BOD members had the chance to tour the facility and get an up-close look at the training systems they’ve heard so much about.
“The visit met and exceeded our expectations,” said Kent Gritton, JTIEC Director. “They have embraced our technology and, in the short time we have been partners, made a significant difference in the training they provide their collective workforce. The FLETC partnership is a great example of the important work we can do when we share resources.”
For Traci Jones, PEO STRI’s Assistant Program Executive Officer for Project Support, it was her first trip to visit the FLETC headquarters. “The trip was very valuable, not only in learning more about FLETC, but building new and existing relationships,” said Jones. “I appreciate the excellent support that we received from the FLETC.”
The training venues the BOD visited included a virtual firing range patterned from PEO STRI systems, a mock courtroom, a multi-acre urban-suburban MOUT-like facility, and an intermodal transportation hub training venue that were all fully instrumented by Naval Air Warfare Center Training Systems Division. The BOD members also received tours of the FLETC vehicle driving range and marina used for marine law enforcement training.
Diana Teel, NAWCTSD, and Kent Gritton, JTIEC, to her right, line up to shoot on FLETC’s virtual firing range.
“The Team Orlando-FLETC Modeling and Simulation partnership evolved from exploring the possibilities of M&S in law enforcement training to a FLETC culture of using M&S,” said Benn Aaronson, Team Orlando STEM Advocate. “FLETC is now a full partner, not only using Team Orlando products but also providing Team Orlando with the M&S training solutions. The student has become a teacher as well.”
“For me, the most impressive development was the networked After Action Review (AAR) capability,” said Aaronson. “This capability gives instructors the ability to view the previous six days of AAR, virtually any where on campus, allowing Subject Matter Experts and instructor lesson review and preparation without leaving their desk.
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