Accession Number : ADA328664

Title :   A Prototype Procedure for Optimizing Training Strategies.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Oct 95-May 97,

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

Personal Author(s) : Matto, Edward J. ; Moses, Franklin L.

PDF Url : ADA328664

Report Date : JUN 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 53

Abstract : For military units to be combat ready, they must be proficient in a collective set of tasks trained at various events. This report presents a research tool called the Training Strategies Optimization Prototype (TSOP) that shows potential to aid commanders in making decisions about how to improve strategies and schedules of training. TSOP was developed to determine whether available Army training data are adequate for systematically deriving alternative training strategies to meet commanders' needs. The prototype uses Army battalion level units, but is adaptable to scheduling problems at other echelons within the Army, for other services, and even for joint applications. This report illustrates TSOP's ability to provide the decision maker with an analytical means by which to schedule training events while considering both performance requirements and resource constraints. In many cases, the maximum level of troop proficiency may be attained through more than one combination of training events. TSOP is designed to allow the decision maker to identify the training strategy to attain and sustain troop proficiency within available resources.

Descriptors :   *DECISION MAKING, *ARMY TRAINING, *TRAINING MANAGEMENT, MILITARY REQUIREMENTS, MILITARY STRATEGY, COST EFFECTIVENESS, BATTALION LEVEL ORGANIZATIONS, COMBAT READINESS, SCHEDULING, COMPUTER AIDED INSTRUCTION, ARMY PLANNING, PROFICIENCY.

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE