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USAF Unveils Interactive Recruitment Tech for Potential Airmen; Master Sgt. Zachary Atkinson Quoted

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Enhanced Cognitive
Enhanced Cognitive Human Ops

The U.S. Air Force has introduced an online tool designed to help recruiters build engagement and provide awareness of potential opportunities within the service branch. Enhanced Cognitive Human Ops (E.C.H.O.) is an interactive gaming tool that seeks to gauge potential airmen's cognitive skills through three different challenges, the military service said Tuesday.

E.C.H.O. features a holographic representation of an airman that will guide users through the missions that they will encounter in the game. Users will be given feedback on how they can use their cognitive skills and to help determine viable career paths within the Air Force.

"While the pandemic has put a pause on live experiences, we are pushing the needle on what is possible with virtual options," said Master Sgt. Zachary Atkinson, events marketing superintendent at the Air Force Recruiting Service. "The mobile asset with the game should be out in the field as soon as we are safely able to resume events," added Atkinson.