Accession Number : ADA300869

Title :   Perceived Usefulness of the Team Tactical Engagement Simulator (TTES): A Second Look.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA DEPT OF OPERATIONS RESEARCH

Personal Author(s) : Lind, Judith H.

PDF Url : ADA300869

Report Date : SEP 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 91

Abstract : The U.S. Marine Corps Team Tactical Engagement Simulator (TEES) will provide a realistic simulated combat environment where military and civilian personnel can receive training in discretionary decision making (learning when to engage or not engage a potential adversary) as well as marksmanship. This study evaluated the training value of TEES, as perceived by 28 subject matter experts from six military and civilian agencies. The experts rated the potential usefulness of incorporating numerous factors into TEES simulations, provided opinions on TEES current capability for meeting training needs, and judged the realism level requlred for adequate training. Since a similar evaluation had been carried out in 1994, progress during the past year was estimated. Respondents generally gave very high ratings (an average of over 94%) for the potential usefulness of including a wide variety of factors in TEES, and expect realism to be good to very good. Current capability was judged at about 60% of potential, and has improved about 40% in the past year. The average usefulness rating of over 94% suggests that TEES eventually could result in phenomenal savings in time, ammunition, and other training costs, while providing experiences and challenging trainees in ways not currently possible.

Descriptors :   *COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION, *MILITARY TRAINING, *TACTICAL DATA SYSTEMS, REQUIREMENTS, SIMULATION, MILITARY PERSONNEL, WARFARE, DECISION MAKING, TRAINING, HUMANS, TEAMS(PERSONNEL), HUMAN FACTORS ENGINEERING, COSTS, AMMUNITION, RATINGS, TACTICAL ANALYSIS, BEHAVIOR, CIVILIAN PERSONNEL, TRAINEES, LEARNING.

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE