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LVC-TE is the Marine Corps strategic training initiative aimed at ensuring our warfighters continue to get the best training possible in the face of an increasingly complex and challenging future battlespace.

The LVC-TE program will provide an enterprise wide capability for the Marine Corps Training Environment (MCTE). As a System of Systems (SoS) LVC-TE will provide the integrating architecture, common correlated authoritative data, standards and protocols, exercise design and control as well as the governance needed for existing and future training systems to seamlessly integrate and interoperate across the live virtual and constructive simulation domains.

The resulting shared synthetic training environment will provide a distributed collective training capability for individuals, units and staffs to get their training “reps and sets”. The LVC-TE capability will enable Marines to train for Mission Essential Tasks (METs) through Training and Readiness (T&R) events to increase combat readiness while at their home station, at Service-Level training venues, and while deployed.

Operational Impact

LVC-TE is envisioned as a transformational capability characterized by complex operational naval expeditionary warfare training
that will enable federation of diverse training and exercise events. The environment can scale from individual to unit and make
the warfighter more lethal, agile, and adaptable. International, Joint, and multi-domain operations, including cyber, require such 
an integrated training approach. It will support standards-based training through provisioning training capabilities at home station,
while deployed, as well as enabling distributed large scale exercises within the Marine Corps and with sister service, joint, 
interagency, and coalition partners.

Training Applications

  • Virtual Battlespace 3 (VBS3)
  • Supporting Arms Virtual Trainer (SAVT)
  • Combined Arms Command and Control Training Upgrade System (CACCTUS)
  • Aviation Distributed Virtual Training Environment (ADVTE)
  • C2 systems:  Advanced Field Artillery Tactical Data System (AFATDS), Command and Control Personal Computer (C2PC), Blue Force Tracker (BFT), IOS, Target Handoff System V2 (THS v2)
  • Leaders Focus Decision Games (LFDG)
  • Enterprise Ground Maintenance Training System (EGMTS)

Benefits of utilizing the LVC-TE:

  • Improve training effectiveness and operational readiness
  • Integration of existing key capabilities in the virtual and constructive domains
  • Improved training capabilities in a limited geographical area
  • LVC-TE will expand interoperability across the Marine Corps and its Joint Interagency Intergovernmental Multinational (JIIM) partners.
  • LVC-TE will exist as an on-demand training environment that caters to the needs of individuals, staffs, and entire units
  • Automatically record the accomplishment of Training and Readiness (T&R) standards
  • Supports standards based training exercises across the FMF
  • Provides interoperation of enabled systems in Navy LVC systems
  • Emulation, functional interoperability with, and simulation of Command and Control (C2) systems and weapon systems
  • LVC-TE will enable federation of exercises, training, and Programs of Instruction (POI) at geographically separated United States Marine Corps installations


  • LVC-TE consists of enterprise services and data, interoperability solutions, and constituent training systems
  • Shared model data (including geospatial data, visual models, and parametric data) for select constituent systems, standards based interoperability protocols, simulation information translation services and C2 system simulation
  • LVC-TE will be enabled by one or more networks connecting Marine Corps training facilities and their hosted simulations/simulators within the Continental United States (CONUS) and outside of CONUS.
  • LVC-TE will allow the MAGTF to develop, enhance, adapt, and sustain the total force’s operational capability, contributing to several enabling Joint Capability Areas (JCAs).
  • LVC-TE provides Planning, Synchronized Operations, establishes Collaborative Procedures Support, Information Sharing, Exercising, Exercise Design Tool, Exercise Control Tool, and Cross-Domain Solution


  • Camp Pendleton, CA
  • Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, NC
  • MCAGCC 29 Palms. CA
  • Marine Corps Base Hawaii, HI,
  • Camp Hansen, Okinawa, JPN
Download the PDF to see the list of T&R events that can be accomplished utilizing the LVC-TE.


Portfolio Manager : Joe Lomangino

Email :

Phone Number : (703) 432-2895

Portfolio Manager : Anthony Regner

Email :

Phone Number : (703) 432-2353

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