Accession Number : AD0630312

Title :   STUDY OF FUNCTIONAL REQUIREMENTS OF TRAINING EQUIPMENT FOR ARMY COMMAND TACTICAL DECISION MAKING.

Descriptive Note : Final technical rept., 15 Feb 63-30 Jul 65,

Corporate Author : HUMAN SCIENCES RESEARCH INC MCLEAN VA

Personal Author(s) : Vaughn,Willard S. ,Jr. ; franklin,Richard D. ; Johnson,Russell B.

Report Date : FEB 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 105

Abstract : A study was make to identify functional requirements of future devices for training in command tactical decision making. Performance requirements of the development and adjustment of a scheme of maneuver or tactical plan are defined in terms of eleven task components of the decision-making process and in terms of the characteristics of the tactical information environment in which these decision tasks are performed. Present Army training techniques are critically reviewed in terms of the extent to which they provide training in the eleven component decision tasks under realistic information states. Four sets of experiments are described which obtained behavioral data on the effects of both variations in problem presentation characteristics and variation in group vs. individual problem solving on decision task performance. Results of these experiments provide a base for recommendations for device characteristics which satisfy functional, learning efficiency and utilization efficiency requirements. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*TRAINING DEVICES, DECISION MAKING), TACTICAL WARFARE, ARMY TRAINING, MILITARY REQUIREMENTS

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

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE