With Ben's expertise in simulations and games, I thought it might be worth mentioning that Military Training Technology (MT2) magazine recently announced its listing of the 2011 Top Simulation & Training Companies. Although companies making the 2011 list come from around the world and have made a significant impact on the military training industry across the spectrum of technologies and services, many produce non-military-based offerings as well.
An impartial panel selected the winners from MT2's most competitive group yet. The companies' products and services enable U.S. airmen, Marines, sailors, soldiers and Coast Guardsmen to train and rehearse for missions in theater, or to prepare for deployment at home station. Companies were selected based on various criteria, which included innovation and program effectiveness. Each listing includes the name and description of the company as well as core competencies. Those that made the most significant contributions to the training community are recognized with one of the following awards:
- Best Program - a company that had been involved with or led a program of the year - programs that are revolutionizing military training
- Innovation - a company that leads the industry in advancement
- Up and Coming - a company that is quickly rising in the industry.