Accession Number : ADA186229

Title :   Computer Driven Battle Simulations: How to Integrate Them Into Reserve Component Training.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis Aug 86-Jun 87,

Corporate Author : ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS

Personal Author(s) : Hairston, Ronald J.

Report Date : 05 JUN 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 159

Abstract : Computer driven battle simulations (CDBSs) must be integrated into Reserve Component (RC) training in such a way that they meet US Army Forces Command (FORSCOM) training requirements while addressing the geographical imbalance of RC maneuver units, training units, and training alignments. This means that although one fielding strategy may work well in the Army area, other Army area, other Army areas will require different strategies to meet their unique needs. Therefore , a tailored distribution of CDBSs to a combination of RC maneuver units. training units, and battle simulation centers (BCSs) is necessary to counterbalance regional requirements. This study identifies and recommends solutions to the problems encountered when the Reserve Components (RCs) Army Reserve and Army National Guard integrate computer driven battle simulations (CDBSs) into their training. it identifies RC training requirements directed by FORSCOM Regulation 350-2 (change-2, 2 February 1987) and the ability of RC units to operate CDBSs in support of training. The major issues affecting integration of CDBSs into RC training include Corps/Division Training Coordination Program (CORTRAIN) personnel to operate computerized equipment; the adequacy of training facilities to support CDBS systems; and the distances between RC units , their training organizations and proposed sites for simulation centers.

Descriptors :   *ARMY OPERATIONS, *ARMY TRAINING, *COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION, ARMY, BATTLES, COMPUTER APPLICATIONS, WAR GAMES, FACILITIES, MANEUVERS, MILITARY RESERVES, NATIONAL GUARD, ORGANIZATIONS, REQUIREMENTS, MILITARY EXERCISES, SIMULATION, SOLUTIONS(GENERAL), TRAINING.

Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Computer Programming and Software
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE