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The MAGTF Training Systems Support (MTSS) services provide Pre-deployment Training Programs to USMC operating forces within the context of a Joint and combined environment to improve Marine warfighting skills. Realistic computer based simulation training, Command, Control, Communications, Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (C4ISR) training, Combined Arms Staff training, and a Deployable Virtual Training Environment (DVTE) capability for individual Marines through senior Marine Corps commanders and their battle staffs, is provided at multiple CONUS and OCONUS sites. MTSS services support Command and Control (C2) systems training across all warfighting functional areas of support, including Marine Air Ground Task Force (MAGTF). MAGTF MEF level Command Post Exercises (CPXs) or Mission Rehearsal Exercises (MRXs), scripted CPXs, war games and Field Training Exercises (FTXs) are supported with C2 systems instruction and system installation, operations and maintenance. The MAGTF Staff Training Program (MSTP) support provides; Command, Control, Communications, and Computer Mobile Training Team (C4 MTT) training at the functional and executive level to commanders and battle staffs, as well as technical training for operators and information managers. MSTP support also provides MAGTF Warfighting Seminars, Marine Corps Planning Process (MCPP) (instruction and practical application), MAGTF MEF level CPXs, MRXs, scripted CPXs, war games and FTXs.

Marine Corps C2 sustainment training is supported as provided solely at MAGTF Integrated Systems Training Centers (MISTCs). Installation, operation and maintenance supporting the simulation models, C4I and information systems, training applications and systems within the varied USMC programs of records and projects, include; MAGTF Tactical Warfare Simulation (MTWS), Joint Conflict and Tactical Simulation (JCATS), Joint Theater Level Simulation (JTLS), Corps Battle Simulation (CBS), Combined Arms Planning and Execution-monitoring Systems (CAPES), Joint Semi Automated Forces (JSAF), US Army One SAF, Combined Arms Staff Trainer (CAST), Combined Arms Command and Control Upgrade System (CACCTUS), Combat Analysis and Reporting Tool (CART), and Deployable Virtual Training Environment (DVTE).

Operational Impact

These support services deliver USMC wide capabilities essential to Warfighter readiness through virtual and constructive training of strategic, operational and tactical operations during Marine Pre-deployment Training Program. MAGTF Commanders are enabled to conduct simulation driven CPXs preparing their organizations with turnkey, scenario-based C2 systems training prior to real world deployment. The training provides mission critical services that support competency levels of Operating Forces deploying into Areas of Operation.

Program Status

Program currently in process of re-competing the MTSS contract for 4 years with release of a draft Request For Proposal (RFP) going out in 2d Quarter FY18 and a final RFP going out in 3d Quarter of FY18. Contract award scheduled for early 4th Quarter FY18.


CUBIC Global Defense, Inc.,
San Diego, CA


Training & Simulation