Doug Tamilio, director of Combat Capabilities Development Center (CCDC), Soldier Center (SC) with the U.S. Army, will be featured as a keynote speaker during Potomac Officers Club’s Future Battlefield Series: Soldier Performance Virtual Event on November 19th 2020.
Tamilio is responsible for the planning, programming, coordination and execution of CCDC SC’s science and technology innovations to ensure America’s warfighters are optimized, protected and lethal. CCDC SC supports all of the Army’s Modernization efforts, with the Soldier Lethality and Synthetic Training Environment Cross Functional Teams.
The center’s science and engineering expertise are combined with collaborations with industry, Department of Defense (DoD) and academia to advance Soldier and squad performance. The center supports the Army as it transforms from being adaptive to driving innovation to support a Multi-Domain Operations Capable Force of 2028 and a MDO Ready Force of 2035
Since the onset of COVID-19, the Soldier Protection and Survivability Directorate has led the production of camouflage face covers, with an initial quantity of ten thousand, to outfit Soldiers in basic training at Fort Benning, Georgia.
The Soldier Center’s knowledge and expertise, including prototyping, testing, materials and textiles and human factors, enabled the rapid design and development of six prototypes for face covers, followed by testing and then the selection of one prototype for immediate development.
“During this crisis, it is crucial for the security of the nation to keep our Soldiers protected, healthy and ready to support COVID-19 response efforts and national defense,” said Tamilio. “We responded very quickly to make an Army-acceptable solution to the requirement for face coverings… Our job is the research, development and early engineering of the solution and building a technical data package.”
The proliferation of wearable technology and the biofeedback and neurofeedback data it generates have created new opportunities to quantify and evaluate tactical athletes’ performance and leverage quantitative data to design the highest performing squads.
During Potomac Officers Club’s Future Battlefield Series: Soldier Performance Virtual Event on November 19th 2020, Tamilio and other notable speakers will address how the nation can leverage human performance expertise from the military, industry and academia to position warfighters to optimize their cognitive and physical wellbeing throughout the entire mission lifecycle, spanning from training to mission execution and after action.