Accession Number : ADA294630

Title :   Proceedings of the International Conference on Cold Weather Military Operations Held in Burlington, Vermont on 28 February-2 March 1995.

Descriptive Note : Special rept.,

Corporate Author : COLD REGIONS RESEARCH AND ENGINEERING LAB HANOVER NH

Personal Author(s) : Collins, Nicholas H.

PDF Url : ADA294630

Report Date : 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 288

Abstract : The 1995 International Conference on Cold Weather Military Operations brought together more than 150 scientists, engineers and soldiers from ten countries. There was consensus on the fact that the soldier is the most important ingredient in winter operations. Leadership and training were the two most important things that the soldier needs for success. Equipment must be highly competent and integral to training. New equipment is emerging to address some of the priority issues previously identified, but many issues remain unresolved. The soldiers and the civilians who support the soldier who must be prepared to operate in cold weather must be proactive in identifying issues and creating a greater awareness of the impact of cold weather on military operations. Without a realistic perspective of the impact of cold, equipment, doctrine and training will be lacking and our readiness to operate effectively in winter and cold weather will be compromised. Without awareness the proponency and resources to address even the most important winter issues will go unfulfilled. Simulation offers a new avenue to create the awareness, given that realism can be injected to the developing codes. Cooperation with international allies is an excellent means to gain expertise and leverage resources, especially from those allies who live in the northern most latitudes and mountainous regions of the earth.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY OPERATIONS, *COLD WEATHER OPERATIONS, *WINTER, SIMULATION, SYMPOSIA, LEADERSHIP, IMPACT, TRAINING, ARMY PERSONNEL, REGIONS, CODING, MOUNTAINS, RESOURCES, INTERNATIONAL, AWARENESS.

Subject Categories : Meteorology
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE