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Military Advisors Training System (MATS)

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
85019
Program Year/Program:
2008 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
A08A-003-0218
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Aptima, Inc.
12 Gill Street Suite 1400 Woburn, MA 01801-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2008
Title: Military Advisors Training System (MATS)
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W91WAW-08-P-0429
Award Amount: $100,000.00
 

Abstract:

The United States provides experienced personnel to advise foreign military and security forces. Success in this critical role requires advisors to be more than just competent warriors. Unfortunately, there is a continuing gap between the degree of training, cultural, and interpersonal expertise that advisors need and the training available to prepare them for success. Aptima, Inc. has partnered with the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) and its Center for Afghanistan Studies (CAS) to propose the development of a training system to improve the ability of military advisors to interact with their host-county counterparts in ways that will be effective in furthering host nation and American interests. The Army needs a theoretical model of how advisors should teach and coach counterparts that considers differences in the individual advisor and the individual counterpart, situational and cultural factors, counterpart learning strategies, and counterpart motivation levels. The model must identify best practices for instruction, relate these best practices to learning theory, account for the success or failure of coaching strategies, describe learning style differences in a specific Middle Eastern culture, and offer recommendations for overcoming language and communication difficulties and interpreter problems. The training must seamlessly integrate into existing Army training systems.

Principal Investigator:

Michael Keeney
Team Scientist
2025526118
mkeeney@aptima.com

Business Contact:

Margaret J. Clancy
Chief Financial Officer
7814962415
clancy@aptima.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

APTIMA, INC.
12 Gill Street Suite 1400 Woburn, MA 01801

EIN/Tax ID: 043281859
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
UNIV. OF NEBRASKA AT OMAHA
6001 Dodge Street
Omaha,, NE 68182
Contact: Mary L. Farnham
Contact Phone: (402) 554-2286
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university