Accession Number : ADP003357

Title :   Goals and Feedback in Command Group Training,


Personal Author(s) : Downs,C. W. ; Johnson,K. M. ; Barge,K. ; Kaplan,I. T.

Report Date : APR 1984

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : The use of feedback was investigated in five battalion command group training exercises provided by CATTS, the Combined Arms Tactical Training Simulator, at Fort Leavenworth in 1982-1983. Data were collected by interviews and questionnaires. A pre-training interview asked the battalion commander and his staff to describe both their unit and their personal goals for the exercise. A post-training interview explored the degree to which unit and personal goals had been met and the players' perceptions of the individual and group feedback that they had received. The results were analyzed with non-parametric statistics. Some of the principal results were as follows: There was great diversity in the goals of different command groups. Within a group, however, the commander and his staff often had similar unit goals. Reactions to feedback varied widely: although most welcome it, some wanted less. The feedback did not always address the players' goals. Commanders who stated more goals evaluated the feedback as less adequate.

Descriptors :   *Management information systems, *Military training, *Performance(Human), *Feedback, *Goal programming, Group dynamics, Military personnel, Battalion level organizations, Data acquisition, Operational readiness, Factor analysis, Research management, Models, Parametric analysis, Resource management, Human resources, Symposia

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE