Simulation and Training Technology Center Welcomes Incoming Commander

August 16, 2012

Story Highlights

  • STTC welcomed incoming commander Col. Matthew T. Clarke.
  • STTC engages with other services, academia and industry to research and mature critical simulation and training technologies to increase Warfighter battlefield readiness and performance.

ORLANDO, FL - The U.S. Army Research Laboratory's Simulation and Training Technology Center (STTC) welcomed incoming commander Col. Matthew T. Clarke and his family during an assumption of responsibility in June.

Clarke, a Massachusetts native, received a Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania and a commission through the Reserve Officer Training Corps into the United States Army Corps of Engineers. He holds a Master's Degree in Acquisition Management and Contracting from the Naval Post Graduate School, Monterey, Calif. Prior to assuming command of the STTC, he served as the Assistant to the Director of the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) - Europe and was stationed in Stuttgart, Germany.

Col. Craig Langhauser, the outgoing commander retired in a separate ceremony earlier this year. Under his leadership, the STTC was realigned as a branch under the Human Research and Engineering Directorate of the U.S. Army Research Laboratory.

The Sergeant First Class Paul Ray Smith Simulation and Training Technology Center is embedded at the core of Team Orlando's modeling and simulation training corridor.

The STTC engages with other services, academia and industry to research and mature critical simulation and training technologies to increase Warfighter battlefield readiness and performance.

The center's research focus is technology for the future--What are the requirements five to ten years down the road? Active investigation and development is taking place in the areas of intelligent tutors, immersive learning environments, human agent teaming, dismounted Soldier training, virtual world technologies, mobile applications (Apps) and medical simulators and simulations.

 

Last Update / Reviewed: August 16, 2012