Accession Number : ADA130880

Title :   Soviet Maintenance Training and the Technological Imperative.

Descriptive Note : Research paper,

Corporate Author : ARMY RUSSIAN INST APO NEW YORK 09053

Personal Author(s) : Gabel,Kolman A

PDF Url : ADA130880

Report Date : Jun 1980

Pagination or Media Count : 57

Abstract : This report is an overview of technical training methods currently used in the Soviet Ground Forces. Although the emphasis is on training for maintenance and repair, much of what is presented is applicable to all types of technical training. The report is based on recurring themes and explanations of techniques revealed through a review of open source Soviet military journals. The role of the Communist Party in the training process, socialist competition and obligations, the use of innovators, inventors and rationalizers, as well as the importance placed on technological awareness are discussed. Driver training, seasonal servicing, equipment transfer, storage procedures, motor pool days, and the importance of officer responsibilities are included. Training methodologies unique to the communist system are examined in light of the current military-technical environment. The paper concludes that the Soviets have a workable and relatively effective system for peacetime maintenance training which overcomes the severe handicap of a two year conscript army serving without experienced NCO's and career enlisted men. How the system would work in wartime when line units had no time to train is questionable. (Author).

Descriptors :   *Military training, *USSR, *Maintenance, *Communism, *Foreign technology, Training, Operational readiness, Military psychology, Military personnel, Military equipment, Maintenance personnel, Maintenance management, Maintainability, Materiel, Motivation, Education, Teaching methods, Learning, Industrial training, Logistics, Communists, Methodology, Drivers(personnel), Socialism, Awareness, Careers, Enlisted personnel, Males, Military forces(Foreign), Peacetime, Storage, Transfer, Logistics support

Subject Categories : Humanities and History
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE