Accession Number : ADA328076

Title :   Analysis of Battlefield Operating System (BOS) Statements for Developing Performance Measurement.

Descriptive Note : Final technical rept. Mar 93-Sep 96,

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

Personal Author(s) : Mirabella, Angelo

PDF Url : ADA328076

Report Date : APR 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 41

Abstract : This study was an initial effort in a larger program to develop training feedback measures and decision support methodology (DSM) for selecting brigade training strategies. Essential to either purpose is a set of reliable and valid unit performance measures. Such measures have traditionally been derived from front-end analysis. But archival data from the National Training Center (NTC) make possible a new, complementary approach of deriving measures from exercise data. In this study Battlefield Operating System (BOS) Impact Statements were used to derive unit performance measurement concepts. It was found that Impact Statements can be used reliably to judge relative unit performance across exercises, can be related to mission outcome, and can be used as a basis for deriving improved measures for training feedback and training effectiveness.

Descriptors :   *STRATEGY, *MILITARY TRAINING, *DECISION SUPPORT SYSTEMS, MEASUREMENT, METHODOLOGY, ARMY PERSONNEL, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), BRIGADE LEVEL ORGANIZATIONS, OPERATIONAL EFFECTIVENESS, FEEDBACK, MILITARY EXERCISES, ARMY OPERATIONS.

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE