Synthetic Training Environment


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 the units the repetitions necessary to accelerate individual skill and unit task proficiency for achieving and sustaining readiness.


Brigadier General
William R. Glaser

Director, Synthetic Training Environment Cross-Functional Team

Brig. Gen. William R. Glaser is a native of Hendersonville, Tennessee and was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in Armor from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1993. He served in various command and staff positions as a company grade officer in Germany, Macedonia, Fort Stewart, and as a Company Commander in the 3rd Infantry Division during Operation Desert Spring in Kuwait in 2002 and the Liberation Phase of Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2003.

As a field grade officer, he returned to the 3rd Infantry Division to serve as the Chief of Simulations, Battle Command Officer, and G3 Chief of Operations while deployed to Operations Iraqi Freedom V. He also served as the primary advisor to the J3, Kuwait Armed Forces in the Office of Military Cooperation – Kuwait and then as the Director of TRADOC Project Office – OneSAF at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.

Upon graduation from the U.S. Naval War College, Brig. Gen. Glaser served as the USAREUR G37 Chief of Exercises, the Deputy Commanding Officer of 2d Cavalry Regiment, and the Director of the Joint Multinational Simulation Center, 7th Army Training Command in Germany. He was then centrally selected to serve as the Director, National Simulation Center at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas and then returned to Germany to serve as the Chief of Staff of the 7th Army Training Command. His last assignment was as the Deputy Commanding Officer for the United States Army Cadet Command.