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ATS provides professional, responsive, experientially based innovation and subject matter expertise to all levels of government and commercial operations in helping them fulfill their planning, training and operations mission. This means ATS serves such diverse areas as all-hazards emergency management, domestic operations support services, and corporate change management initiatives. The specific services include assessing change impact on operations, training, emergency management exercise development and execution, consultation, facilitation, long-term and on-call staffing support and a wide range of Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear (CBRN) response enterprise training exercises. We have a wide array of industry specific subject-matter experts (SME) that possess the expertise and capability of providing complementary consulting, education or training of diverse professionals such as those in the medical profession, to ensure your planning, training and operations, such as preparedness for a potential catastrophic incident, are executed at the highest most nimble and precise levels possible.

Our experts are national leaders in training emergency managers and testing disaster contingency plans for all levels of government. Since disasters do not unfold according to a predetermined script, the most important attribute for emergency management training is to develop the right decision making instincts and capabilities to ensure effective disaster result remediation. ATS training expertise and technology provides superior operational results across any organization’s planning, training and operations capabilities, whether it is disaster preparedness or operational change. The direct result is a very high level of effective work, for example, with emergency management and the resulting remediation of a disaster’s effects on local infrastructure.

ATS brings to organizations unique capabilities and tools that will synergistically meld with your company’s capability as it relates to training, exercises, planning, operations and simulations. ATS understands the importance of implementing training to ensure that only the safest and highest quality training is provided at all times to your staff. We will work with you to meet your organization’s requirements.

ATS staff has proven capabilities in the full range of disciplines required to support corporate operations, defense and homeland security organizations, including program management, training and concept development, operational and strategic war gaming, and decision support services. Our capabilities, expertise and attributes include:

  • Low Overhead, Low Cost Constructive Simulations
  • Operations and Training Support
  • Strategic Planning and Operational Expertise
  • Continuity of Operations & Continuity of Government
  • Contingency and Emergency Response Exercise Program Development
  • Independent Assessments, Studies and Analysis
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Software Development
  • Program/Project Management and Support Services



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ATS technology includes a unique simulation capability (EDMSIM) for both private industry and government, the only such simulation approved by the United States Department of Defense for DSCA (Defense Support to Civil Authority) training exercises. Our nationally recognized subject matter experts and our superior management and training consulting services provide situational clarity and insight for organizations of all types, resulting in new levels of excellence for decision-making, planning, training and operations. This capability is available for all corporate operations, including emergency disaster preparedness and management of change impact.


The ATS founding principle is to produce innovative work at the highest quality and value possible. We support this culture with the highest quality employees, reflecting fundamental honesty, transparency and trust in an environment rich with teamwork and respect. Our emphasis on hiring ethical employees who reflect these qualities has been a key to maintaining our corporate culture. ATS has earned the reputation of "doing what is right" for our clients, partners and employees. Our commitment to intelligent, innovative integrity in our work is the foundation of our success, and enables our future growth and prosperity.

We believe ethics and insight go hand-in-hand in affecting the quality of our work. They influence our pride, morale and workplace improving the quality of our daily tasks and products both for internal and external customers.


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  1. 2009

    Applied Training Solutions was founded in February 2009 by William Bewley and the founding leadership of C4i Consultants: Bruce Gilkes, Charles Caldwell and John Manuski. Prior to ATS formation, these individuals had worked together for years to address shortcomings in American civil defense capabilities. Once ATS was formed, it immediately began achieving its objective in working with US Army North (ARNORTH) and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).

  2. 2010

    ATS signed a subcontract agreement with Benchmark International Inc. to support the National Guard Bureau J8 branch in Arlington, Virginia for simulation experimentation. As a member of Northrup Grumman Corporation's winning team, ATS also began work on the Mission Command Training Support Program (MCTSP) at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas and Camp Atterbury, Indiana.

  3. 2011

    ATS signed a new contract with US ArmyNorth (ARNORTH) for simulation support to the General Staff Level office for Training and Exercises (G7). This contract extended ATS presence to Fort Sam Houston through 2014. As a member of LTS winning team, ATS also began work on the Combined Arms Center (CAC) Omnibus contract at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.

  4. 2012

    As a member of Northrup Grumman Corporation’s winning team, ATS was awarded work on the Mission Command Training Center (MCTC) at Fort Hood and Fort Bliss, Texas.

  5. 2013

    ATS received the Northrop Grumman Corporation Small Business of the Year award.

  6. 2014

    ATS won a sole source award contract from NORTHCOM to provide EDMSIM simulation capabilities in support of the ongoing CBRNE Response Enterprise exercise program. Joint Task Force – Civil Support joined the NORTHCOM contract specifically to gain access to EDMSIM for their Command Post Exercise training programs. ATS was awarded a sole source contract from NORTHCOM for the accreditation of EDMSIM and Gateway software so they could run on Government networks (DoD Information Assurance Certification and Accreditation Process (DIACAP), Risk Management Framework (RMF)).

  7. 2015

    EDMISM is used to support a Table Top Exercise (TTX) for Joint Task Force – Civil Support, providing new levels of operational enhancements to the command. ATS won its first support contract for "Role Players" to support the Ohio Homeland Response Force Exercise Evaluation contract. ATS launched its commercial sales program, offering the advantages of its expertise and technology to the commercial sector.