“Super Soldier” Trained by Video Games

BY Andrew Miesner / February 8, 2009

As with many male teenagers, video gaming is a fun and enjoyable past time.  For one, however, video gaming was used as a tool to achieve “exemplary hand-eye coordination”.  A 19 year old Drone Pilot used his massive Xbox gaming experience to become “too good” of a drone pilot.  He dropped out of high school and joined the military simply to please his father.

After being turned away from being a helicopter mechanic, he was recommended to the Drone division of the military.  While overseas in Iraq, he was brought home for being “too good” for the field of battle.  He was then made into an academy instructor at the age of 19.

This young man just goes to show that gaming produces skills beyond anything imaginable  to the military.  Now, the military may rethink their belief in video game training.

Source: SK Gaming