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The foundation of the paper is based upon an “Old Soldier’s” quote:

“Yours is the profession of arms, the will to win, the sure knowledge that in war there is no substitute for victory, that if you lose, the Nation will be destroyed, that the very obsession of your public service must be Duty, Honor, Country.” – General Douglas MacArthur [farewell speech to West Point Cadets in May of 1962]

The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Martin Dempsey, starts out a recent America’s Military – A Profession of Arms White Paper that encourages us to “renew our commitment to the Profession of Arms” to continue to shape Joint Force 2020.

The Key components of the paper are:

  1. Values
  2. The Military Profession 
  3. Trust
  4. Leadership as the Foundation – Strengthening our Profession of Arms
  5. Mission Command
  6. Jointness – Strength from Diversity
  7. The Way Ahead – Advancing the Profession of Arms
I found that the Leadership as the Foundation section reflected my most rewarding experiences.  The necessity to build and maintain trust while inspiring others to achieve has always been the most rewarding for me personally.  This requires of the leader the ability to be an “expert at becoming an expert.”  I’ve found that the ability to learn and understand something faster than another individual allows me to lead and mentor others with more confidence and greater results.
The Way Ahead: Proficient in combat, security, engagement, relief and reconstruction.  Remain Responsive and Resilient!  Semper Gumby!
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Rand Corporation LogoThe RAND Corporation has an excellent summary of the U.S. Government-Wide and Department of Defense (DoD) Definitions of Research and Development (R&D).  This helps show the differences between the full government’s view and the DoD specific labeling (6.1, 6.2, 6.3…).  This break down in the definitions of R&D is also referred to as the Government’s “Color of Money” which is simply the variant of Government dollars that a program or project can accept or a funding entity may be able to provide.  This is extremely important to understand when planning the Navy Budget.

To focus specifically on the DoD definitions for DoD Acquisition the definitions are:

  • Basic Research (6.1) – Systematic study directed toward greater knowledge or understanding of the fundamental aspects of phenomena and/or observable facts without specific applications toward processes or products in   mind.
  • Applied Research (6.2) – Systematic study to gain knowledge or understanding necessary to determine the means by which a recognized and specific need may be met.
  • Advanced Technology Development (6.3) – Includes all efforts that have moved into the development and integration of hardware for field experiments and tests.
  • Demonstration and Validation (6.4) – Includes all efforts necessary to evaluate integrated technologies in as realistic an operating environment as possible to assess the performance or cost reduction potential of advanced technology.
  • Engineering and Manufacturing Development (6.5) – Includes those projects in engineering and manufacturing development for Service use but which have not received approval for full rate production.
  • Research and Development Test & Evaluation (RDT&E) Management Support (6.6) – Includes R&D efforts directed toward support of installation or operations required for general R&D use. Included would be test ranges, military construction, maintenance support of laboratories, operations and maintenance of test aircraft and ships, and studies and analyses in support of R&D program.
  • Operational System Development (6.7) – Includes those development projects in support of development acquisition programs or upgrades still in engineering and manufacturing development, but which have received Defense Acquisition Board (DAB) or other approval for production, or for which production funds have been included in the DoD budget submission for the budget or subsequent fiscal year.
  • Developmental Test and Evaluation – Efforts associated with engineering or support activities to determine the acceptability of a system, subsystem, or component.
  • Operational Test and Evaluation – Efforts associated with engineering or support activities to determine the acceptability of a system, subsystem, or component.

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CogniSens has been pushing its NeuroTracker technology toward the sporting arena with some success.  But if the goal is to ultimately handle, track, identify, and even target more items accurately, then it clearly seems that there are Cyber Special Operations Force applications.  The introduction video is fairly straight forward.  Work to progress on monitoring multiple targets continuously for a certain period of time.  This will allow you the ability over time to sharpen your skills.  But what if the items you’re tracking are both physical and virtual?  Would this training technology help?

NeuraTrackerI believe something like this could significantly improve the ability of a Battle Watch Captain (BWC) or Tactical Action Officer (TAO) for a unit or force in a command center to not only be able to handle more items effectively but to significantly improve the ability to mitigate and prevent “wash over,” when there simply is too much for the individual to process, and possibly improve the OODA loop process for our favor.  Obviously this could improve the response time in a physical realm but I’d be very interested in metrics toward tracking and improvement in the virtual or cyber realm.  We’re trying to build the best right?  The Cyber Warriors that can handle anything – the Cyber Special Operations Forces (CSOF) as it were via some Cognitive Warfare.

We’ve all seen an individual that is able to track and handle 10x to 20x more than the average individual… why not train to be able to track and handle 50x to 100x of the average individual?  I think this is a very untapped area of gains the U.S. Military can make.  It simply needs to arrive in an affordable package that doesn’t have a massive administrative or cost tail associated.

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