Accession Number : ADA313664

Title :   Profiles of Strengths and Weaknesses of Task Force Performance.

Descriptive Note : Interim rept. 16 Jul 92-31 Jan 94,

Corporate Author : BDM FEDERAL INC SEASIDE CA

Personal Author(s) : Ford, Patrick ; Huffman, James A. ; Creen, Michael A.

PDF Url : ADA313664

Report Date : JUL 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 16

Abstract : Military analysts extracted task ratings for NTC offense missions from take-home packages for nine AC and nine RC task forces. The ratings were aggregated to the level of critical combat functions (CCF). Both components had the same general pattern of strengths and weaknesses: CCFs with a high proportion of individual tasks related to planning and preparation were relative strengths; CCFs that require synchronization during execution were relative weaknesses. While AC units had consistently higher ratings, only five CCFs were dramatically different: Conduct intelligence planning, collect information, process information, disseminate intelligence, and mortars. CCF ratings for RC task forces were correlated with a METT-T index. The two Maneuver CCFs (Tactical movement and Engage enemy: direct fire and maneuver) had significant correlations. The authors conclude that the procedures provide useful data to support quantitative analysis and that the detail provided by the CCF level of aggregation allows a more useful analysis of training needs than a BOS level of aggregation.

Descriptors :   *ARMY TRAINING, *PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), *TASK FORCES, FUNCTIONS, REQUIREMENTS, QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS, INTELLIGENCE, JOBS, ALTERNATING CURRENT, PROFILES, PLANNING, MISSIONS, STRENGTH(GENERAL), PATTERNS, RATINGS, MANEUVERS, GUNFIRE, MORTARS.

Subject Categories : Psychology
      Military Forces and Organizations
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE