By Dolly Rairigh Glass
The Live Training Community portal, where the Army develops, supports and communicates Live Training Initiatives, recently announced the portal is now a Joint Services capability portal, officially designating its partnership with the Marine Corps, and further advocating the importance of the Team Orlando spirit of collaboration.
“Our USMC Live Training partners have joined forces with us to promote, utilize and leverage each other’s live training capabilities for Soldiers and Marines worldwide,” said COL Mike Flanagan, Project Manager, Training Devices.
The portal, originally established in September 2006, underwent a revamp and repurposing in December 2010 under the direction of Flanagan. It expanded the role it plays today for its Live Training Community, and the facilitation of communications with developers, users and industry partners to support standards and common solutions for Live Training.
Still focused on the goal to reduce total ownership costs while improving quality, interoperability, and reusability across Live, Virtual, Constructive, and Joint training/test domains for Soldiers, Marines, Joint Services partners, and the Nation, the portal’s welcome page now includes a visual indication of the collaboration, adding the Marine Corps leaderships’ photos and a joint welcome.
“This announcement reinforces our commitment to Team Orlando collaboration in the live domain and will help eliminate redundancy within Warfighter portfolios in this new era of acquisition austerity,” said Col Michael Coolican, Program Manager Training Systems (PM TRASYS).
“The Army and Marine Corps have a history of collaboration, but the new live training portal strengthens the partnership, and extends that synergy and ‘Team Orlando’ philosophy out to Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) and Training and Education Command (TECOM), said Dr. Jeremy Lanman, Chief Architect for the LT2 program.