Based on the award of Delivery Order (DO) #5 M1270 MMPV Type II for 55 hours of Interactive Multi-media Instruction (IMI), the Pinnacle CBID II team traveled to Warren, Michigan’s U.S. Army Tank-automotive and Armaments Command (TACOM) Detroit Arsenal.
“Fun fact: the TACOM Arsenal was the first manufacturing plant to mass produce tanks for the US war effort. This arsenal produced a quarter of all tanks used during WWII.”
The two-week trip started with pleasant 70 degrees as the team left Huntsville, AL, but we received quite the shock of five degrees once we arrived. We traveled from Detroit airport to Sterling Heights, Michigan on the infamous 8-mile (insert “Lose Yourself” by Eminem). Our palms were sweaty, knees weak, and our arms were heavy from the day’s travel.
After in-processing, we met up with our customers Ron Logan, Brian Caffee, and Joe Bylander from PEO STRI, our PdM MRAP VS customers Erika Bachmann and Dollie Jones, and our MISCOE SME representatives SFC David Gibson, SFC Alexander Pagel, and SFC Evan Weeks.
With the support of everyone involved, we were able to gather the images and videos needed, as well as get our hands on applications of how each of the systems functioned and how to interface with the equipment to include: M1270 MMPV Type II vehicle, Roller, Interrogation Arm (IA), Objective Gunner Protection Kit (OGPK), Robotic Deployment System (RDS), VOSS, and Multi-functional Video Display (MVD). The team also collected the Knowledge, Skills, and Attitudes (KSAs) associated with each task and completed the Job-Duty Task Analysis (JDTA).
During the After Action Review (AAR), several very positive comments were made in regards to how organized, focused, and disciplined our Pinnacle team was for the data gathering and capturing of training tasks, and the customers felt very satisfied with the work that had been completed to date. Our Pinnacle team consisted of Kevin Hazellief (Program Manager), Theron Davis (Project Engineer), Leah Wilder (Project Manager), Denise Lewis (Instructional Design Manager), Joshua Bradshaw (Instructional Design Lead), Derek Webb (Integration Lead), and Chad Burton (Graphic Art Lead).
Upon return to Huntsville, the CBID Team is now gearing up to start building this delivery order and create an IMI trainer that will exceed our customers’ expectations.