|Still image from U.S. Army gaming tech video.|
Gaming and simulators do not replace real-world training; they supplement it. One of the older examples of a virtual simulator is the Engagement Skills Trainer (EST). The Army has used the EST for years to assist in small-arms marksmanship training.
And on April 18, the U.S. Army released a video about the Mission Training Complex in Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Washington state. In the video, Captain Aubrey Dustin, Chief of Small Unit Training, talks about how and why the Army incorporates gaming tech into its training.