Booz Allen is proud to provide analytics-driven training solutions to DOD to enhance performance, drive real-time insights, and give service members the power to master the mission. These insights prepare warfighters, analysts, and astronauts to perform at their maximum potential, build resilience, and realize major improvements in their wellbeing over time.Munjeet Singh, Senior Vice President, Booz Allen
Based in science and matured by emerging technology, human performance is a new training paradigm that transforms how individuals, teams, and organizations prepare for and carry out their missions. At Booz Allen, human performance training brings together traditional strength and conditioning experts with leading technologists to improve individual and team performance. Our approach is bringing insight-driven readiness to the mission faster—all to mitigate injury risks, speed recovery time, and deliver holistic assists to a trainee's cognitive and overall wellbeing.
In June 2023, Booz Allen served as a tech integrator for the DOD Warrior Games Challenge in San Diego, California. In collaboration with Oura, a leading developer of wearable technologies, Booz Allen human performance coaches helped veteran athlete participants use Oura Rings to gather and analyze metrics about their sleep, movement, and recovery. Guided by the data, Booz Allen human performance coaches helped athletes assess their daily training and fine-tune their performance—from sleep and recovery strategies to restorative activities like yoga and stretching. The collaboration between Booz Allen and Oura demonstrates how partnerships between industry and leading commercial sector innovators can help bring emerging technology to life, as solutions are tested and optimized side by side with DOD in a host of mission-relevant environments.
Through interview statements during the Challenge, many athletes drew parallels with how these readiness insights would apply in training for real-world conflict. In broader use, organizations can blend this type of data snapshot into dashboards that support large-scale decision making about training, deployment, and overall force fitness. Measuring and improving training protocols in this way—with a holistic, flexible, and realistic technology platform—is quickly emerging as the future of accelerated readiness strategies.
As it stands, mental and physical fitness are central to the U.S. military recruitment gap, with less than a quarter of Americans even qualifying for service. Not to mention, army recruits who make it to basic training are getting injured at an alarming rate, both chipping away at fighter reserves and costing the government millions of dollars in rehabilitation.
Using human performance data, military leaders can recalibrate training and testing standards to personalize training and reduce the risk of injury. Consider that, in 2022, nearly 30% of female recruits were injured on average each month during Army basic training. Training calibrated to their differences can provide early intervention for these issues and help to retain recruits that may have otherwise been injured or unfit to continue their military occupation.
Whether serving the heroes of the Warrior Games Challenge or developing solutions for military and civilian clients, we are imagining, inventing, and delivering new ways to maximize physical and emotional wellbeing— harnessing technology to drive individual, organizational, and community resiliency.