Accession Number : AD0663785

Title :   RETENTION OF MILITARY SKILLS ACQUIRED IN BASIC COMBAT TRAINING.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

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

Personal Author(s) : McDonald,Robert D.

Report Date : DEC 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 19

Abstract : Performance data were collected in the three general Basic Combat Training proficiency areas (rifle marksmanship, physical combat fitness, end-of-cycle tests) from independent groups of soldiers (60 per group) during BCT, during Advanced Individual Training (AIT) and Combat Support Training (CST), and for permanent-party personnel in the Army six to 12 months. These data were collected at three U. S. Army Training Centers under comparable conditions. Results on the three areas tested indicated a general performance decrement over the one-year period sampled. While these performance decrements were statistically significant, the percentage decrements from the BCT level were relatively small and their practical significance is open to question. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*ARMY TRAINING, RETENTION(PSYCHOLOGY)), LEARNING, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), ARMY PERSONNEL, MOTOR REACTIONS, PHYSICAL FITNESS, GUNNERY, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN)

Subject Categories : Humanities and History

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE