Accession Number : ADA134962

Title :   Anti-Mechanized Defense: A Computerized Simulation for Squad Leader Training.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF SYSTEMS AND LOGISTICS

Personal Author(s) : Wissler,J E

PDF Url : ADA134962

Report Date : Sep 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 359

Abstract : Marine Corps doctrine requires deployment of one combat engineer platoon with each BLT. Engineer squad leaders provide anti-mechanized defense expertise to Battalion Landing Team rifle company commanders. This expertise includes the effective use of barriers and obstacles in conjunction with organic direct fire antimech weapons and combined arms support. Current squad leader training in these areas is limited due to budget, equipment, and training area constraints during both shipboard and ashore periods. Gaming has proven a satisfactory approach in supplying this training. This research developed a two-player, Pascal-based, computerized simulation incorporating USMC and Soviet direct and indirect fire weapons, standard barriers and obstacles, and appropriate Soviet tactics. Development of the game included initial verification and validation testing through comparison of game responses to MCCRES standards and interpretation of actual Marine enlisted playtesting. The completed prototype war game was shown to provide realistic and enjoyable training on the squad leader level. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Leadership training, *War games, *Computerized simulation, *Antitank warfare, Land warfare, Land mine warfare, Squad level organizations, Game theory, Military training, Military tactics, Military strategy, Military operations, Military exercises, Decision making, Scenarios, Theses

Subject Categories : Humanities and History
      Land Mine Warfare

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE