Accession Number : ADA315267

Title :   Training Strategies for Tactical Pattern Recognition.

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

Personal Author(s) : Fischer, Susan C. ; Geiwetz, James

PDF Url : ADA315267

Report Date : FEB 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 79

Abstract : The U.S. Army's decentralized command structure in AirLand Battle doctrine gives individual tactical commanders great responsibility. Notwithstanding the significant roles each staff member plays, the commander himself must be sufficiently cognizant of the battlefield situation to provide his staff with initial and continuing guidance. Moreover, commanders must be able to decide quickly how to respond to ever changing, dynamic conditions on the battlefield. It is often the case that commanders have to rely on intuition when determining how to respond to a particular situation, especially when operating under time pressure or uncertainty. According to The Command Estimate (CGSC ST 100-9, 1989), the key to effective decision making is the estimate of the situation, which is accomplished and revised on a continuous basis throughout planning and execution stages.

Descriptors :   *ARMY TRAINING, *PATTERN RECOGNITION, UNCERTAINTY, DECISION MAKING, MILITARY DOCTRINE, BATTLEFIELDS, DYNAMICS, ESTIMATES, PRESSURE, ARMY, MILITARY COMMANDERS, TACTICAL WARFARE, AIR LAND BATTLES, DECENTRALIZATION.

Subject Categories : Psychology
      Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE