Navy hopes to find training solutions in virtual environments

The Navy is overhauling the way it trains its sailors. It’s incorporating more virtual environments and distance learning so sailors can eventually get the training they need and not spend long periods away from their duty stations. It’s all part of the long term effort known as Sailor 2025. Captain Bill McKinley, commanding officer of the Center for Surface Combat Systems, discussed the current state of this project on Pentagon Solutions.

The Pentagon’s third offset strategy is a way of restoring the competitive edge the U.S. military has had for several decades. But DoD leadership may be going about it all the wrong way, seeking technology that’s divorced from real world war fighting needs. Dan Goure is vice president at military think tank Lexington Institute. He joins me with why one of the armed services is doing a better job at pursuing an offset strategy.