Technology boot camp aims to upgrade Okinawa-based Marines’ problem-solving skills
CAMP KINSER, Okinawa — Building upon technology already at their fingertips, Marines gathered at Okinawa’s first-ever Marine Maker Innovation Boot Camp this month to learn how they can put robotics, 3D printing and other tools to work on the battlefield.
A training team from Building Momentum, a small business founded by a Navy veteran and based in Alexandria, Va., spent one week each with two classes of Marines from March 4-15.
The company — a problem-solving, engineering and consulting firm — works with the Defense Department and educational institutions, corporations and entrepreneurs, according to its website.
“Building Momentum’s end goal for the Marine Corps is to make the Marines better adept at problem solving,” Cheyanne Dwyer, an instructor for the workshop and director of engagement for Building Momentum, told Stars and Stripes on March 15.
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