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It is no secret that the cost of soldier training is significant. As a result, there’s pressure to ensure soldiers complete training and retain it in order to avoid an enormous loss. Jean Castonguay, a regular contributor to Modern Military Training and CEO of CogniSens, tells us about training efficacy and the importance of enhancing a soldier’s capacity to learn prior to any training program to ensure the full impact.

In this short video interview, Castonguay discusses how introducing neuro-scientific behavioral elements into military training can improve performance outcomes by reducing the failure rate and increasing fatigue resilience, coping mechanisms, all while improving mental and physical performance.

Castonguay believes that training efficacy must be monitored and tracked throughout the training program. He suggests that outside of the initial training program, the trainee should participate in ongoing remote monitoring that allows original performance indicators to be tested under cognitive load. This allows trained performance and retention of the knowledge to be evaluated in ways that are closer to real world situations.

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Jean Castonguay is the NDIA representative to the US Department on the requirements for the Human Systems Integration, and co-chairman of the Protection, Sustainment and Warfighter Performance subsection. Jean is also Co-founder, President and CEO of NeuroTracker.