Accession Number : AD0627228

Title :   FALL 1956 RESEARCH ON 'RECONNAISSANCE PATROLLING: A BASIC COURSE IN INDIVIDUAL SKILLS'.

Descriptive Note : Staff memo. on Sub-Task PATROL I,

Corporate Author : HUMAN RESOURCES RESEARCH OFFICE GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIV ALEXANDRIA VA

Personal Author(s) : Follettie,Joseph F. ; Rosenquist,Henry S. ; Taylor,John E.

Report Date : MAY 1957

Pagination or Media Count : 99

Abstract : The document reports research relating to (1) revision of a prototypic basic course of instruction for the individual soldier in those individual skills which are prerequisite to more advanced training in reconnaissance patrolling, and (2) completion of evaluation of elements of this instruction. In a series of experiments in information collection by close and remote observation and in land navigation, the effects of instruction upon night field applicatory proficiency were studies under controlled conditions. All elements of the course of instruction were administered, but objective data were collected only on information collection and land navigation elements. Method and findings are summarized.

Descriptors :   (*ARMY OPERATIONS, MILITARY TRAINING), (*ARMY TRAINING, COMBAT SURVEILLANCE), ARMY, NAVIGATION, MAP READING, NIGHT WARFARE, WARFARE, AUDITORY ACUITY, MILITARY TACTICS

Subject Categories : Humanities and History
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE