It’s no secret that service members in the US military are being asked to do more, often with outdated technology and manual processes. Military readiness and the ongoing ‘pacing threat’ to national security are top of mind for Department of Defense leaders, and USAF systems are undergoing a significant cultural shift.
This “accelerate change or lose'' mindset is one of the reasons MOTAR is gaining such fast traction across the Department of the Air Force (DAF). MOTAR, or Member, Operations, Training, Analytics, and Reports, gives our Warfighters the edge to meet the demands of today’s Multi-Capable Airman (MCA) training requirements.
“To be successful in the face of modern warfare challenges, senior military leaders argue airmen require not just deep specialization in a career field, but the flexibility to learn on-demand to accomplish tasks outside their core specialty,” shared Krissa Watry, Co-Founder, and CEO of Dynepic.
With MOTAR already named as a USAF requirement a few months prior, in December 2021, USAF shared its plan around cultivating and deploying MCA through an ‘operational concept’ called Agile Combat Employment (ACE). Essentially, it was determined that having airmen with a broader set of training competencies was proven to be imperative to accomplishing mission objectives with greater success.
“MOTAR provides the key infrastructure needed for airmen to train anytime and anywhere, using the most cutting-edge training available, with much of the training delivered on eXtended Reality (XR) headsets, augmented reality (AR), and virtual reality (VR),” Watry said. “MOTAR allows airmen the diverse, hands-on experience they need to meet ACE requirements, and facilitates traditional and just-in-time training. Extended Reality (XR) is the future of learning, and the future is now for the USAF!”
While there are many features of MOTAR that empower the Multi-Capable Airman, here are a few we wanted to highlight today:
- MOTAR Hub: A collection of curated apps, lessons, AI, 3D Models, videos, and other XR assets. The MOTAR course creator can link to the available content found on the Hub.
- Airman Learning Record (ALR): MOTAR’s ALR encompasses all aspects of an airman’s training, readiness, and duty history. Members have a complete picture of their training record, a listing of all the digital badges they have earned and they can even add education and key skills like hobbies for AI to reason over when matching their skills to mission requirements
- Unit Training Manager (UTM): The UTM Dashboard provides training managers access to view the training performance and readiness of their unit.
- Leadership Dashboard: Part of MOTAR Insights, the Leadership Dashboard provides critical insights for all the units they are in charge of, rolled up to a high.
- Mission Planner: Commanders can now create missions, set key requirements for the mission positions, and use AI or MOTAR search of the ALRs to match qualified candidates so they can be rapidly trained to meet mission needs.
- AI Competency Analysis: The MOTAR Mission Planner leverages permission-based AI Plugins to enable leaders to set mission requirements and then use AI competency engines like MANTISTM to reason over the ALRs to match candidates and identify training gaps.
If you have any questions about MOTAR or want to activate your own account, please reach out directly to Christina Padron, VP of Partnerships and Growth. You can also follow us on LinkedIn, where we post news announcements and highlight a new MOTAR feature every Friday.