Accession Number : ADA303796

Title :   Rifle Company Performance at the Joint Readiness Training Center. Analysis of Take Home Packages.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Oct 90-Mar 92,

Corporate Author : ARMY RESEARCH INST FOR THE BEHAVIORAL AND SOCIAL SCIENCES ALEXANDRIA VA

Personal Author(s) : Salter, Margaret S. ; Thompson, Thomas J.

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Report Date : OCT 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 64

Abstract : This research is a part of a multi-year program designed to increase unit combat performance capability by identification, development, and evaluation of improvements in home station preparation for combat. The focus here is on Light Infantry company level performance at the Joint Readiness Training Center (JRTC) through content analysis of the Take Home Packages (THPs). Recurrent patterns in strengths and weaknesses are shown for 45 rifle companies, from 15 battalions which rotated to JRTC in the FY89-FY91 time frame. Overall morale and willingness to learn were high. However, problems in performance occurred throughout all phases of Light Infantry missions. Results showed that continuing emphasis in training was needed on troop leading procedures and all phases of preparation for combat. Maintenance of operational security was a problem for the units in conduct of JRTC missions. Further problems occurred in actions on contact/on the objective, and throughout the command, control, and communications process. Difficulties in using the THPs as a basis for analysis were noted and will be used in JRTC's continuing effort to upgrade and improve the THPs as user feedback.

Descriptors :   *ARMY TRAINING, *COMPANY LEVEL ORGANIZATIONS, *GUNNERY TRAINERS, MAINTENANCE, STATIONS, MILITARY PERSONNEL, COMBAT EFFECTIVENESS, PREPARATION, TRAINING, OPERATIONAL READINESS, INFANTRY, SECURITY, MORALE, FEEDBACK, MISSIONS, USER NEEDS, COMMUNICATION AND RADIO SYSTEMS, RIFLES.

Subject Categories : Humanities and History
      Military Forces and Organizations
      Fire Control and Bombing Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE