Accession Number : ADA116709

Title :   International Military Competitions. An Examination of the Canadian Army Trophy Competition.

Descriptive Note : Student essay,


Personal Author(s) : Heldstab,John C

PDF Url : ADA116709

Report Date : 15 Apr 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 35

Abstract : Exceptionally detailed analysis of a training competition system, sponsored by the Canadian Army for tank crews within NATO. Well organized, thoroughly researched, and logically developed. Program is explained and persuasive and convincing arguments for continued US participation are presented, despite the recognized monetary costs and decrements to mission readiness. Alternatives to the competition, i.e., seminars, demonstrations, or combinations of these with actual competition are described and assessed. Evidence is advanced which overshadows rationale for their adoption in lieu of current concept. LTC Heldstab devotes considerable effort in defining the program, facilitating understanding by those unfamiliar with the Canadian Army Trophy Competition. Recommendations and conclusions are supported by extensive documentation and objective and practical rationale. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Army training, *Tank crews, *Joint military activities, *War games, *Resource management, Military forces(Foreign), Military forces(United States), Canada, NATO, Military requirements, Operational readiness, Standards, Army planning, Tanks(Combat vehicles), Western Europe

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

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE