Accession Number : ADA132962

Title :   Redundancy in Infantry Officer Basic Course (IOBC) Training.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jun 82-Feb 83,


Personal Author(s) : Kvicala,James H ; Hammond,Ralph B

PDF Url : ADA132962

Report Date : Jul 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 54

Abstract : End-of-course questionnaire and written comments from Infantry Officer Basic Training students indicated an indeterminate amount of perceived redundancy in the course curriculum. A special questionnaire was constructed and administered to a number of students chosen at random from four consecutive classes. The students were also invited to add written comments on any subjects about which they had strong feelings, positive or negative. Three separate questions were asked about each block of instruction: (Was) Training--unnecessarily repetitious (redundant) when compared to--instruction within IOBC? (Was) Training unnecessarily repetitious (redundant) when compared with precommissioning training (ROTC, OCS, USMA)? And (Was) repetitious training that occurred--valuable for reinforcement/refresher purposes? Overall findings indicated that there was less redundancy (in the negative sense of unnecessary repetition) than had been formerly predicted. Subjects which were ranked lowest on the average response and rank tables in the study (and, therefore, considered suspect for redundancy) were Officer Evaluation Reporting System, Enlisted Evaluation Reports, Individual/Collective Training, Military Leadership, Map Reading/Land Navigation, Command and Staff/OPORD, Security/Intelligence/PW, Physical Fitness Training, Hand Grenades, and M72A2 LAW.

Descriptors :   *Officer personnel, *Army training, *Teaching methods, Operational effectiveness, Students, Questionnaires, Feedback, Education, Infantry, Instructions, Map reading, Land areas, Navigation, Security, Intelligence, Physical fitness, Leadership training

Subject Categories : Humanities and History

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE