Accession Number : ADA328416

Title :   An Expansion of the Virtual Training Program: History and Lessons Learned.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Nov 94-Aug 96

Corporate Author : BDM FEDERAL INC ALBUQUERQUE NM

Personal Author(s) : Graves, Christopher R. ; Myers, William E.

PDF Url : ADA328416

Report Date : JAN 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 69

Abstract : This report describes the 'Simulation-Based Multiechelon Training Program for Armor Units - Battalion Exercise Expansion (SIMUTA-B)' Project, a follow-on effort to the 'Simulation-Based Multiechelon Training Program for Armor Units (SIMUTA)' Project. The purposes of the project were to: (a) implement and validate the structured simulation-based training development methodology derived during the SIMUTA Project, (b) expand the U.S. Army Armor Center's Virtual Training Program (VTP) exercise library, and (c) revise portions of the VTP's original training support package. The report first describes the VTP initiative and identifies the SIMUTA-B Project objectives. It then describes the project's design phase, formative evaluation effort, and development phase. The design phase section covers the processes of identifying training objectives and composing the mission scenario. The formative evaluation section identifies the evaluation strategy and methodology, and the product testing schedule. The development section provides highlights of development activities and accomplishments. The final section presents lessons learned for use in future development efforts.

Descriptors :   *ARMOR, *MILITARY TRAINING, COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION, SOFTWARE ENGINEERING, SCENARIOS, VALIDATION, TRAINING DEVICES, BATTALION LEVEL ORGANIZATIONS.

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

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE