Accession Number : ADA327184

Title :   Indicators of Training Readiness.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jan 96-Mar 97,

Corporate Author : INSTITUTE FOR DEFENSE ANALYSES ALEXANDRIA VA

Personal Author(s) : Orlansky, Jesse ; Hammon, Colin P. ; Horowitz, Stanley A.

PDF Url : ADA327184

Report Date : MAR 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 77

Abstract : This paper is concerned with ways of improving the reliability and accuracy of SORTS, the Status of Readiness and Training System used to report the readiness of the Services for combat to senior officials in the Department of Defense. Although SORTS includes some subjective and potentially unreliable information, indicators of the amounts of training conducted, such as number of flying hours and steaming days, are robust and statistically valid predictors of such combat-related capabilities as bombing accuracy, battle deaths in war, and success in air-to-air combat in exercises and in war. The utility of SORTS for reporting Joint and Service readiness can be enhanced by including certain measures already being used by some of the Services, such as percent of crew qualified and percent of operational readiness inspections rated excellent or outstanding.

Descriptors :   *COMBAT READINESS, *OPERATIONAL READINESS, *INDICATORS, MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES), SIMULATION, WARFARE, PREDICTIONS, REPORTS, RELIABILITY, MISSIONS, JOINT MILITARY ACTIVITIES, INSPECTION, LOGISTICS, WAR GAMES, MILITARY TRAINING.

Subject Categories : Defense Systems
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE