The Readiness Support Center (RSC) is the command training and exercise organization aligned with Headquarters USACE to facilitate the annual training guidance calendar of events. In addition, the RSC serves as the center of expertise for the development of multimedia, simulation, and training tools for the readiness and emergency management community. A full catalogue of RSC products and tools is available through this web site and simulation portal.


SimSuite is a suite of geospatial modeling applications that provides the emergency management community of practice valuable tools to assist in simulating realistic disaster scenarios. SimSuite applies modeling methodology that enables tactical decision making. Of special interest are Corps of Engineers response and recovery mission predictions (temporary power, debris clearance and removal, commodities distribution, temporary housing and temporary roofing).


Three levels of targeted training are accomplished through self-paced individual, collective, and simulated exercise environments. Level One covers awareness and knowledge base training while Level Two facilitates task-specific training. Level Three is the professional series for leadership and supervisory positions.


Scenario-based simulated events for Table Top, Functional and full scale exercises as well as simulated environments for tactical decision making at all levels of preparedness, response and recovery


Schedule of events as per the Annual Training Guidance Calendar (ATG)


The Readiness Support Center (RSC) provides the contingency responder training, tools, and programs designed to credential and field a professional workforce, whether it be Emergency Management or civil or military contingency. Programs administered by the RSC strengthen and ensure USACE’s capability to respond to civil and military contingencies. This focused approach is accomplished through three programs: TEAMS, DTOS, and ENGLink.
TEAMS includes Training and Exercise development, Accreditation programs for individuals and organizationally through the Emergency management Accreditation Program - EMAP - and Modeling and Simulation through its SimSuite program.
To this end, the RSC oversees the establishment and implementation of a curriculum and a suite of mission scoping and analytical tools to support contingency responders. The RSC also administers the contingency responder curriculum through self-paced training via the web and disc distribution and through live in-residence training, exercises, workshops, and conferences. This site provides many of the training title products. Exercise Support Tool programs and multimedia training discs are catalogued as well.
The SimSuite (accessed through the link on the menu bar) is a web-based simulated training tool for various scenarios and is accessible via this web portal. The RSC directly supports the strategic and tactical development of the Corp's Teams, Programs and Tools for the contingency responder.
The Deployable Tactical Operations System (DTOS) is a coordination of both teams and equipment put together to provide critical communications in the event of significant man-made or natural disasters in the United States, the District of Columbia, and the territories of the United States. The units are operated and maintained by the DTOS Management Team in Mobile, AL and are directed by the HQ UOC through this management team during deployments.
ENGLink is USACE's dedicated system to supports its emergency management functions mandated under Emergency Support Function (ESF) #3 of the National Response Framework (NRF).
Select the link below to watch a short, 3-minute video to learn more about the RSC and its services and products.

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