Alion Science and Technology was awarded the 2010 National Training and Simulation Association Award for Outstanding Achievement in Modeling and Simulation in the “Training” category, for its work on the Damage Control Trainer.
Alion, along with Raytheon BBN Technologies, developed the stimulator to prepare Navy recruits for deployment. The Trainer teaches recruits how to follow communication protocols, navigate a ship, perform damage control operations and train on real life scenarios.
“This second award for the Damage Control Trainer reinforces our belief that a well-designed game can provide measurable results in the real world,” said retired Rear Adm. Richard Brooks, Alion senior vice president and manager of the distributed solutions group. “Designing an effective game requires more than exciting graphics. It has to engage the user while teaching skills in such a way that those lessons are retained. The Damage Control Trainer is helping prepare recruits for real-life situations, and that can mean much lower risk to both the sailors and the fleet.”