Accession Number : ADA326850

Title :   The National Guard Revolution in Military Training Affairs.

Descriptive Note : Research rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL STRATEGIC STUDIES INST CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Gayhart, Alan C.

PDF Url : ADA326850

Report Date : 22 APR 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 60

Abstract : Training of the mechanized forces of the Army National Guard (ARNG) to meet expected training readiness levels, including earlier deployment times, provides unique challenges to ARNG units. Combined with the inherent challenges of time, distance, and equipment availability, these mechanized units must change the methods and strategy previously utilized to train their soldiers. This paper provides a brief history of simulation in the ARNG and describes simulation technology currently being utilized and developed for high priority, ARNG enhanced brigades. It discusses the challenges to training and how current and future simulation systems can be molded to provide enhanced training opportunities under the Synthetic Theater of War concept. It maintains that by utilizing simulation technology and a focused training strategy, mechanized units can achieve a higher level of training readiness and proficiency, while reducing the time and resource costs of conducting numerous live gunnery and maneuver exercises. These units can be available for deployment much earlier than the 90 days required for ARNG brigades mobilized for the Gulf War.

Descriptors :   *NATIONAL GUARD, *ARMY TRAINING, *OPERATIONAL READINESS, *WAR GAMES, MILITARY REQUIREMENTS, MILITARY STRATEGY, COMBAT READINESS, COMBAT SUPPORT, BRIGADE LEVEL ORGANIZATIONS, MILITARY EXERCISES, MANEUVERS, PROFICIENCY, RAPID DEPLOYMENT.

Subject Categories : Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
      Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE