Accession Number : ADA187267

Title :   Air Base Ground Defense Wargame: Study of a Security Police Training Device.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

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

Personal Author(s) : McDaniel, Jerry C

PDF Url : ADA187267

Report Date : Sep 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 208

Abstract : This study explored the possible use of a broad wargame as a device for training Air Force Security Police (SP) air base ground defense (AGBD) forces. The study has three objectives: (1) Determine current SP combat missions and the types of threat forces they are likely to engage. (2) Determine the nature, components, and uses of wargames. (3) Identify the variables needed to model ABGD combat effectively. Soviet and US operational doctrine and tactical concepts were analyzed to examine the potential future combat environment in which ABGD forces may have to operate. Components of wargames and game design systems were reviewed to determine those that needed to be included in a successful game design. A historical examination of wargames determined that wargames have been successfully used in the past for training and testing of operational plans. These two phases were integrated, and an analysis identified tactical implications pertaining to the threat forces that ABGD forces may be facing in the future conflict. The review also identified game design considerations that would inject reality into the simulation device.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY FACILITIES, *POLICE, *SECURITY PERSONNEL, *WAR GAMES, *MILITARY TRAINING, AIR DEFENSE, AIR TO SURFACE, AIRPORTS, DOCTRINE, GAME THEORY, MILITARY TACTICS, OPERATION, PLANNING, TRAINING DEVICES, WARFARE, SIMULATION, JOB TRAINING, GROUND SUPPORT, THESES

Subject Categories : Military Forces and Organizations
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
      Defense Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE