Reston-based Serco Inc., a provider of professional, technology and management services, has secured a contract award to provide training support to the U.S. Marine Corps (USMC), the company recently announced.
The Marine Air Ground Task Force (MAGTF) Training Systems Support contract has a one-year base period and a one six-month option period valued at nearly $18 million, if the option is exercised.
Serco under the contract will support Combat Instructor School training, systems integrations and operations in a classroom and operations center environment in support of MAGTF Staff Training Program Division-sponsored and supported events. The company will also deliver collaborative tools and web development for garrison and tactical event environments.
Training support will be provided in the form of war-fighting skills and seminars, mission rehearsal exercises, C2 systems and combat simulation. Serco expects to hire more than 100 employees at six sites around the world to support the contract.
“The Marines mission is critical to our national security and we are proud to support them on this effort,” said Dan Allen, Serco Inc.’s chairman and chief executive officer. “Serco is known around the world for the quality of our training programs. We look forward to putting our experience to work for the Marines and to support their vital training requirements.”
Serco provides training and simulation to more than 1,000 students a month at the U.S. Army Maneuver Center of Excellence in Fort Benning, Ga. There, the company conducts and supports integrated and immersive tactical training exercises up to brigade level using Live, Virtual and Constructive Gaming (LVC-G) systems. Serco utilizes integrated exercise systems such as Command Post of the Future (CPoF), Future Battle Command Brigade and Below (FBCB2), Army Battle Command Systems (ABCS) and Virtual Battlespace II (VBS2).