Accession Number : ADA115423

Title :   The Training of Soviet Air Defense Troops: Its Nature, Objectives and Effectiveness.

Descriptive Note : Student research rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY RUSSIAN INST APO NEW YORK 09053

Personal Author(s) : O'Malley,William D

PDF Url : ADA115423

Report Date : Jun 1980

Pagination or Media Count : 39

Abstract : This study examines the nature, objectives and effectiveness of training for Soviet air defense troops. While discussing the unique structure of the Soviet semi-annual draft call-up and the training situations this call-up entails, the paper places special emphasis on 10 major areas in Soviet air defense training. The Soviets' primary challenge in air defense training is the development and implementation of a training program that will quickly and effectively equip new recruits with the necessary theoretical and practical skills to assume their combat role. On the basis of the analyzed material, the author concludes that the training system, procedures and techniques the Soviets have developed are directed against two critical problems: TIME and QUALITY. The author then points out those areas in air defense training in which the Soviets are successful while discussing the weaknesses of their program in the context of a comparison with U.S. air defense training procedures. (Author)

Descriptors :   *USSR, *Military training, *Air defense, Military forces(foreign), Military personnel, United States, Training devices, Military forces(United States)

Subject Categories : Humanities and History

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE