Accession Number : AD0715559

Title :   The Decision Making Process Involved in Formulating the S-3's Fire Order.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Okrina,Loren J.

Report Date : DEC 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 65

Abstract : The decision making process involved in formulating the S-3's fire order of a direct support artillery battalion was studied using psychometric scaling procedures. Two missions were considered, an area mission and a precision mission. For each mission a list of factors usually considered when formulating the order was drawn up in questionnaire form. Each list was rated as to the relative importance of factors for being included in the decision making process and for the relative amount of time each demanded in the decision making process. All lists were scaled using the method of successive-categories. As a check, one list was scaled using the method of partial-rank order. The resulting scales provide a means for comparing the importance and time demands of many critical factors according to mission type and according to the amount of formal training received by questionnaire respondents. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*ARTILLERY FIRE, DECISION MAKING), (*OFFICER PERSONNEL, FIRE CONTROL SYSTEMS), MARINE CORPS, ARMY OPERATIONS, MISSION PROFILES, QUESTIONNAIRES, TIME, FACTOR ANALYSIS, STATISTICAL DISTRIBUTIONS, MATRICES(MATHEMATICS), COMPUTER PROGRAMMING, MILITARY TRAINING, THESES

Subject Categories : Psychology
      Fire Control and Bombing Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE