FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE RELEASE NO. 12-13CADETS TRAIN WITH NEW STATE OF THE ART TECHNOLOGY – July 11, 2012
WEST POINT, N.Y. – All cadets participating in summer training activities this year will receive hands-on experience with a state of the art training simulator called the Mobile Counter-Improvised Explosive Device Trainer.
MCIT trains personnel to recognize and defeat improvised explosive devices in geo-specific first-person environments. Deployed in a series of modified 40' Conex boxes, MCIT takes participants through the planning cycle of U.S. and insurgent forces and then engages them in an interactive blue vs. red exercise.
Last summer incoming Command Sgt. Maj. Todd Burnett said his goal was to make sure every cadet gets the most realistic training possible, “this training is important and is what I wanted to focus on, IED’s are still the number one killer on the battlefield,” said Burnett.
The MCIT was created at the direction of the Department of Defense Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization. The MCIT here is on loan from Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., which is one of 14 installations that have a MCIT.