Accession Number : ADA318289

Title :   The Development of Structured Simulation-Based Training for Digital Forces: Initial Battalion Staff-Level Efforts.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. May 95-Apr 96,

Corporate Author : BDM FEDERAL INC ALBUQUERQUE NM

Personal Author(s) : Winsch, Beverly J. ; Garth, Timothy H. ; Ainslie, Frances M. ; Castelberry, James D.

PDF Url : ADA318289

Report Date : AUG 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 95

Abstract : New command, control, and communication technologies will affect soldier training requirements. Emerging training requirements for Army leaders include competency on a wider variety of tasks, the ability to exploit the capabilities of new technologies, and a clear understanding of digital tactics, techniques, and procedures. Examining these new training requirements now ensures Force XXI's readiness to face the challenges of the 21st century. The current effort, Simulation-Based Multiechelon Training Program for Armor Units-Digital (SIMUTA-D), contributes a first step toward solving some of the key training challenges faced by Force XXI. The SIMUTA-D program features Movement to Contact, Deliberate Attack, and Defense in Sector training support packages (TSPs) that support execution-focused, battalion task force staff training for the digitally equipped battlefield. An observer/controller team and an active unit participated in a series of pilot trials and a formative evaluation of the TSPs. This report focuses on SIMUTA-D's TSP development methods and the formative evaluation data. The data provide a host of lessons learned that should be of interest to future training developers. Suggestions for future training program development are offered.

Descriptors :   *DIGITAL SYSTEMS, *BATTALION LEVEL ORGANIZATIONS, TEST AND EVALUATION, CONTROL, OBSERVERS, SIMULATION, MILITARY REQUIREMENTS, LESSONS LEARNED, LEADERSHIP, ARMY PERSONNEL, BATTLEFIELDS, TASK FORCES, TEAMS(PERSONNEL), COMMUNICATION AND RADIO SYSTEMS, MILITARY TRAINING, MILITARY TACTICS.

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

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE