Two of CPG’s principal scientists recently attended the Small Unit Decision-Making Workshop at the Marines’ Gray Research Center in Quantico, VA, January 12th and 13th, 2011. Dr. Karol Ross and William Ross attended this specialized conference organized to discuss individual and unit cognitive readiness and decision making, adaptability, meta-cognition, and sensemaking in preparation for the USMC launching a new program for small unit decision making.
William Ross was invited to make a presentation focusing on results from the Future Immersive Training Environment (FITE). This project demonstrated how small unit cognitive readiness can be achieved through cognitively authentic training scenarios based on decision analysis conducted by CPG. By supporting the implementation of culturally and cognitively relevant training, CPG was able to influence the judgment and decision making of small unit leaders working under stress in realistic scenarios.