By Oliver Schuster
SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii (June 3, 2022) – Recently, Soldiers from the 25th Infantry Division volunteered for U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command Soldier Center's (DEVCOM SC) Measuring and Advancing Soldier Tactical Readiness and Effectiveness (MASTR-E) program Baselining Study and 72 Hour Field Study efforts. The MASTR-E Baseline Team is comprised of members of DEVCOM SC and partners at Aberdeen Test Center, Center for Applied Brain and Cognitive Sciences (CABCS), DEVCOM Data and Analysis Center (DAC), Naval Health Research Center (NHRC), and Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR).
Soldiers with the 2nd Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 25th ID volunteered to help the study objectively and holistically measure Soldier and squad performance by using a diverse set of measures in order to capture and track cognitive, physical, social, emotional, and health status during extended live training exercises. The data collected will be used to identify the human dimension X-factors that reliably account for dismounted Soldier and small unit performance on fundamental warfighting tasks during sustained operations.
“Building a ready and resilient Army is a top priority. MASTR-E is a tool that helps the Army achieve this by providing vital information about our formations assisting leaders to optimize total Soldier performance," said the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army (Acquisition, Logistics & Technology), Mr. Young Bang. “Kudos to the 25th ID, DEVCOM SC and WRAIR Team for collaborating within the Army, Industry, and Academia, to fit innovative solutions to help accomplish the Army's priorities."
As the partner of choice for multiple nations across--not just one or two time zones but over multiple time zones--leadership within the 25th ID is excited to participate in an innovative program that can provide tools to combat issues related to jet travel.