Accession Number : ADP001382

Title :   Simulation of Command Group Operations: An Evaluative Report,

Corporate Author : ARMY SCHOOL OF TRAINING SUPPORT WILTON PARK (ENGLAND)

Personal Author(s) : Taylor,John P. ; Begland,Robert R.

Report Date : 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 10

Abstract : Technological advances in computer hardware and software have greatly improved the ability to simulate the complex information systems on which commanders depend to control warfare. The ability to generate data in real time introduces the capability to exercise both the individuals and the group in decision making in situations which approximate to the stressful conditions of war. The Battle Group Trainer (BGT) was developed to provide battalion and regimental commanders and their staffs with the opportunity to train collectively for their role. The BGT design included a high degree of environmental realism. However, the changing nature of the battlefield and the lack of recent experience of mechanised warfare makes the definition of the tasks to be carried out one of conjecture. To evaluate a Command group trainer it is therefore necessary to establish how accurately the skills used during training and the tasks for which these skills are used approximate to the 'real' situation. Three perspectives of the 'truth' are considered in an attempt to produce the criteria against which the BGT can be evaluated. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Military operations, *Military exercises, *War games, *Computerized simulation, Battlefields, Strategic analysis, Tactical analysis, Operational effectiveness, Decision making, Problem solving, Scenarios, Information processing, Information systems, Data transmission systems, Training devices, Symposia

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE