Accession Number : ADA328676

Title :   Enhancing Performance in Light Infantry Digital Tactical Operations Centers.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. May 96-May 97,

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

Personal Author(s) : Graham, Scott E. ; Valentine, Patrick J. ; Washington, Lee E.

PDF Url : ADA328676

Report Date : JUN 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 41

Abstract : At the request of the Commanding General, U.S. Army Infantry Center, this report assesses whether current digitization efforts for the light forces are addressing the specific needs of light forces, as opposed to more simply migrating heavy/mechanized digital solutions to light platforms. Twelve Infantry leaders, selected by the Chief, Dismounted Battlespace Battle Lab, provided information: the most critical digital concerns for light Infantry; differences between light and heavy tactical operations centers (TOCs); battle captain requirements; modifications of light infantry tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTPs) resulting from digitization; and 'soldier as a platform' requirements. The most frequently mentioned light Infantry TOC concern was the need for user-friendly, information management capabilities that will allow: situational awareness of friendly and enemy units, more accurate and simpler battle tracking, and integrated access to information across battlefield operating systems. Responses also indicate significant efforts must be made to minimize information overload. New training programs, TTPs, and automated tools must be developed to permit fall utilization of new digital capabilities. The new digital systems must be lightweight, durable, and maintainable, and contain reliable communication links with adequate bandwidth. Relevant results from the Warrior Focus and Focused Dispatch Advanced Warfighting Experiments are also summarized.

Descriptors :   *DIGITAL SYSTEMS, *INFANTRY, *TACTICAL WARFARE, MILITARY OPERATIONS, LAND WARFARE, INTEGRATED SYSTEMS, AUTOMATION, LEADERSHIP, ARMY PERSONNEL, SOLUTIONS(GENERAL), PLATFORMS, MILITARY TRAINING, MILITARY TACTICS, DIGITAL SIMULATION.

Subject Categories : Computer Hardware
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE