Brig. Gen. Palmer explains why warfighters need to be cognitively assessed for performance readiness to meet readiness standards already in place for military equipment and machines.
Brig. Gen. Peter Palmer, U.S. Army retired, served over 32 years in the Army, which included four tours with NATO and in Kosovo and Iraq. After retiring from the Army, Palmer was director of the General Dynamics EDGE Innovation Network. Currently, he is national-level vice-chair for the National Defense Industrial Association-Human Systems Division, Arlington, Virginia, and has been a long-time attendee of IITSEC. The Modern Integrated Warfare editorial team reached out to Palmer to talk about how to improve the performance of military personnel on the multi-domain battlefield. He told us that measuring and assessing cognitive operational readiness needs to be a critical function if the military is seeking to heighten the overall operational readiness across domains.