Accession Number : ADA326056

Title :   National Training Center Research Element, Fort Irwin, California 1986-1996.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jun 86-Jun 96,

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

Personal Author(s) : Sulzen, Robert H.

PDF Url : ADA326056

Report Date : FEB 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 20

Abstract : The U.S. Army Research Institute for the Behavioral and Social Sciences National Training Center (ARI-NTC) Research Element mission was to provide research and development support to the NTC Observation Division and the NTC to improve feedback, assess performance, and archive data related to NTC unit performance. For one decade ARI provided assistance at Fort Irwin, California, to achieve these goals. Ten Observer Controller (O/C) Guidebooks were developed to assist new O/Cs in the performance of their training and control duties. The Determinants of Effective Unit Performance project was undertaken to determine the effects of home station training on performance at the NTC. Results indicated that units expending more resources during home station train-up performed better at the NTC. More successful units implemented the Army training management cycle more fully. A study focusing on the opposing forces at NTC, long recognized as performing well because of their additional training time, identified four practices that could help units preparing for the NTC. Training development support was provided to the Army in Tactical Engagement Simulation Analysis of a series of battles provided evidence for the benefit of repetitive practice of collective skills.

Descriptors :   *ARMY TRAINING, *MILITARY EXERCISES, *TRAINING MANAGEMENT, LESSONS LEARNED, COMBAT READINESS, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), WAR GAMES, HANDBOOKS, MILITARY PUBLICATIONS, BATTLE MANAGEMENT.

Subject Categories : Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE