Ewen Stockbridge Sime
Training shortfall is an enduring issue. Arguably
the success of a training pipeline is often its own
down fall as demand for graduates outstrips the
ability to train. Additionally, highly trained
operators are often moved to high tempo posts to
support operations: training is often left as the
The recent increase in demand for highly qualified
ISR staff officers and UAS operators is often at
odds with the ability to train. Recent moves by
various states have attempted to address this
shortfall. Of note the UK, Italian and US militaries have produced domestic training, the former
having been developed in line with NATO doctrine
The experience gained from previous projects, as well as operational experience from previous military careers is used by our team to design and deliver doctrinally compliant, yet nationally relevant training courses and services. An example of practical training scenarios would be Mediterranean Migration, support to the coalition operations, Search and Rescue, Environment Monitoring and Response Planning Measures or national involvement in any other location. 360iSR have conducted smaller courses focusing on specific issues such as cross border smuggling, urban ISR and Counter Terrorism.
360iSR staff has been pivotal in the design and delivery of Joint ISR (JISR) training to both NATO Command and to member states, notably NATO AIRCOM, the Royal Netherlands Air Force and the Spanish Joint Forces. In addition we have helped the UK military in the application of UAS capability as well as working with clients around the globe. Of note, we have worked in Singapore on the development of a UAS road-map and in the Middle East on the training for all aspects of UAS employment. Recently, we have increased our portfolio to include cyber intelligence training and have successfully delivered to clients in need of understanding the next battlespace.
Importantly, through liaison with the client, 360iSR will ensure that any practical phase of training is tailored to focus on nationally relevant scenarios. In this way the course graduates will be more focused on current or future operations.
Probably the best professional course I have ever attended.
Senior USAF Intelligence Officer