Accession Number:

AD1052207

Title:

The U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command Soldier and Squad Performance Optimization (S2PO) Science and Technology Strategy

Descriptive Note:

Technical Report

Corporate Author:

ARMY NATICK SOLDIER RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT AND ENGINEERING CENTER MA NATICK United States

Report Date:

2016-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

48.0

Abstract:

The Soldier and Squad Performance Optimization S2PO strategy was designed to actualize the S and T focus areas of the Army Operating Concept including human performance optimization, logistics optimization, autonomy-enabled systems and information todecision. The strategy was also designed to provide solutions to the three major risks described in the Army Human Dimension Strategy that center around governance challenges, unity of effort, and a common operating picture for ongoing human dimension efforts. The S2PO strategy promotes innovative and collaborative S and T initiatives across the Army to deliver cutting edge knowledge, equipment and enhancing technologies materiel and non-materiel to empower Soldiers and squads with optimally integrated knowledge, skills, abilities, equipment and technologies to help them achieve superior individual and team performance. The S2PO strategy establishes a vision of Ensuring the U.S. Soldier is the decisive edge on the battlefield through cognitivephysical dominance and social intelligence, optimal integration of the Soldier with hisher equipment, technologies and platforms, and innovative and collaborative S and T with clearly defined and established transition paths. It consists of a single strategic objective and four comprehensive and interacting Lines of Effort LOE, with detailed supporting objectives. LOEs 1-3 are technically focused and provide a framework of the S and T investments needed to address capability gaps in Soldier and Squad performance and will guide the development of execution roadmaps associated with the S2PO strategy. The fourth LOE focuses on the enabling aspects of this strategy.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE