INTERVIEW WITH GROUP CAPTAIN VERACHON FROM THE ROYAL THAI AIR FORCE12-Dec-2017
Group Captain VerachonSenior Instructor Pilot, Flying Training Wing, RTAF Flying Training School, Royal Thai Air Force
Group Captain Verachon Pensri is scholar and professional in military, Air Power, Strategy and International Security, Commander and Leadership.
He attained his Bachelor of Engineering in Aeronautical at the Royal Thai Air Force Academy, Master of Arts in Strategy and International Security at the University of Hull UK and has additional qualifications from the Air Command and Staff College of the Royal Thai Air Force and Australian Command and Staffs Course.
Prior to becoming the Group Captain Simulation Officer at Training Simulation Division, Directorate of Operations, he was a staff officer at the directorate of operations, directing staff at the Royal Thai Air Force’s Command and Staff College and Head of Basic Flight Training Sector of Department of Military Sciences and Training of the Royal Thai Air Force Academy.
In addition, he provides lecturers for many military educational institutions.
Military Simulation Training & Education (MILSIM)
You will be speaking at MILSIM 2018 on the topic of “Royal Thai Air Force (RTAF) pilot training approaches, simulation strategies and vision on simulation training”? – can you give us a brief insight into the areas you will be covering?
My presentation will contain the basic of Thailand’s Strategic Culture which is considered as the origin of all national strategy including RTAF’s vision and strategy. The RTAF’s pilot training process will be delineated how the airmanship has been constructed, beginning from being an air cadet until fulfilling as combat ready pilot. Then, the speaking will be extended to how flight simulations are currently related to each process and what RTAF expects to have for gaining more advantages in simulation issues.
What can delegates expect to take away from your session?
To extend more understanding about Thailand’s strategic culture. The attendees, who may have a chance to deal with Thais in the future, can gain more advantages of sharing value with Thai people along with Thai’s government agencies.
What do you think are the current issues and challenges in transforming military training?
The understanding of “social’s transformation”, such as multi-culture society and diversity, social media, gender agenda, technologies and ethics, is the key to success of military operations. Since military is one part of society; therefore, all military operations design cannot neglect social movement. Military training has to respond to the same purpose.
In your opinion, what do you think will be the future priority in military trainings?
Sharing knowledge, experience and value should be prioritized in future military training. The single battlefield is rarely happened in the future war. The cooperation such as combined exercise are likely more important, so sharing is more and more significant.
Why do you think events such as MILSIM are important?
As I commenced previously, sharing is the key to success, I consider MILSIM as a great opportunity of sharing.
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