Computer simulator preps military chaplains for the battlefield

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The animated figure on the computer screen moves carefully among the wounded, darting from one fallen figure to another. Trailing the combat medics, the uniformed military chaplain kneels and performs “spiritual triage,” assessing who is dead, who is soon to die, and who is likely to survive. RNS photo courtesy Army Research Laboratory.

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ORLANDO (RNS) Nothing short of the real thing prepares someone for serving under fire, veterans say, but a computer simulation company here has won a $100,000 development contract to develop a program designed to help prospective military chaplains.