Functional Area (FA) 57 Simulation Operations is a career field for Army officers who specialize in creating realistic simulation environments. These officers are experts in the integration of Battle Command Systems and Simulations. They develop and operate simulation systems for equipment and weapons systems training and military operations. They also advise commanders on how to integrate simulation systems into training plans.
FA57 officers serve as advisors to senior leaders on the use of simulations to support readiness, modernization, and enhanced decision support. They help commanders conduct operations, mission planning, and mission rehearsals.
FA57 officers require knowledge and skills in the use and integration of simulations. They must understand the art and science of simulations in support of the Total Army and Joint Force.