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STE CFT Synthetic Training Environment Cross-Functional Team


Located in Orlando, Florida, the Synthetic Training Environment Cross-Functional Team’s mission is to rapidly expand the Army’s synthetic training environment and increase distribution of simulations capabilities down to the company level. The STE will enable tough, iterative, dynamic and realistic multi-echelon combined arms maneuver, mission rehearsal and mission command collective training in support of multi-domain operations. STE CFT will deliver collective training, accessible at the point of need, to support operational, self-development and institutional training for Soldiers. The STE will provide complex operational environment representations anytime and anywhere in the world. The CFT will allow units the repetitions necessary to accelerate individual skill and unit task proficiency for achieving and sustaining readiness.


MG Maria R. Gervais

Director, Syntetic Training Environment CFT

Major General
Maria R. Gervais

Director, Synthetic Training Environment Cross-Functional Team

Maj. Gen. Maria Gervais is the director of the Synthetic Training Environment Cross-Functional Team, Orlando, Florida. The STE is charged with rapidly expanding the Army’s synthetic training capability to the point of need, which will enable units located anywhere in the world to train seamlessly together in an integrated live, virtual and constructive environment.

Commissioned in 1987, Maria was a distinguished military graduate of the Lander College Reserve Officer Training Corps program in Greenwood, South Carloina, and was assigned to the Chemical Corps. She has commanded at every level, and in her most recent assignment served as deputy commanding general of the Combined Arms Center-Training. As the DCG of CAC-T, she was charged with developing collective training requirements and solutions, fielding training systems, delivering leader training, and sustaining training capabilities for the Army. She has a Master of Military Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army War College, a Master of Arts degree in human resources from Webster University, and a Bachelor of Science degree in biology from Lander College.