Accession Number : ADA318030

Title :   Evaluating Operational Maneuver in a Computer Aided Exercise.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Brown, Kevin P.

PDF Url : ADA318030

Report Date : SEP 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 102

Abstract : The development of proficient Joint Staffs at the Joint Task Force level is receiving increased emphasis. One of the primary training tools available is the use of computer aided exercises. In utilizing these devices for training Joint Task Force Staffs, many observations can be made over the course of the exercise which aid in assessing readiness. The primary document used to focus the training and assessment effort is the Universal Joint Task List. The list provides both the staff and evaluators with a common document outlining critical events and activities which require successfull accomplishment. The document is organized in a manner which defines activities associated with the many functional areas of staff activity including logistics, intelligence, force protection, and operational firepower planning. It is the purpose of this thesis to provide a methodology for objectively assessing the staffs ability to conduct operational maneuver. Experimental runs using the Joint Theater Level Simulation demonstrate how critical events and command control decisions affect the tempo of battle and produce data elements which are useful in developing measures of performance for operational maneuver.

Descriptors :   *COMBAT READINESS, *MILITARY EXERCISES, *MILITARY TRAINING, *COMPUTER AIDED INSTRUCTION, SIMULATION, THEATER LEVEL OPERATIONS, DECISION MAKING, TRAINING DEVICES, TASK FORCES, THESES, PLANNING, COMMAND AND CONTROL SYSTEMS, DOCUMENTS, PROTECTION, LOGISTICS, FIREPOWER.

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

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE