Accession Number : ADA325059

Title :   A Methodology for Evaluating the Performance of Operational Firepower During a Computer Aided Exercise.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Gordon, Kerry T.

PDF Url : ADA325059

Report Date : SEP 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 68

Abstract : One of the primary tools available to a Joint Commander-in-Chief (CINC) for training his staff on their joint mission essential tasks is a command post exercise (CPX) supported by a computer simulation model. This is commonly referred to as a Computer Aided Exercise (CAX). Computer Aided Exercises are an essential part of training a component staff; however, one weakness with these valuable tools lies in the measurement of the level of training received by the players. In most CPXs the players rapidly disperse after the exercise and little quantitative data are captured during the running of the CAX that allows for a quick post exercise analysis. This research presents a methodology for evaluating the performance of joint operational firepower tasks as set forth in the Universal Joint Task List. While demonstrating this methodology for developing quantifiable measures of effectiveness in operational firepower, this thesis also shows how the relationship of operational firepower and operational intelligence can be refined for enhanced firepower effectiveness.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY EXERCISES, *FIREPOWER, COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION, COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN, THESES, MARINE CORPS TRAINING, TACTICAL INTELLIGENCE.

Subject Categories : Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE