Accession Number : AD0466882


Title :   DEVELOPMENT OF A METHODOLOGY FOR MEASURING INFANTRY PERFORMANCE IN MARCHING AND MOVING


Descriptive Note : Partial rept. no. 4 on Phase 2


Corporate Author : DUNLAP AND ASSOCIATES EAST INC NORWALK CT


Personal Author(s) : Gruber, Alin ; Dunlap, Jack William ; DeNittis, George ; Sanders, Jerrell L ; Perry, Virginia W


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/466882.pdf


Report Date : Jun 1965


Pagination or Media Count : 58


Abstract : A three-phase research effort is underway to develop field methodology for measuring the effects of experimental clothing and equipment on the combat effectiveness of individual infantrymen. The first partial report in this series reported work performed to identify and rank the relative importance of the physical tasks performed in combat by the individual infantryman. One of the tasks which were considered by a sample of combat veterans to be important to combat success was the ability to march and move effectively in a combat area. This report describes the work performed to develop a reliable method for measuring soldier performance in this task under conditions considered representative of combat conditions. Procedures were established for measuring performance on flat and hilly terrain and tested for reliability and sensitivity to differences in clothing and equipment using USAGETA Troops. A modified test situation and data collection method is recommended for inclusion in an integrated field course to be evaluated as the next step in the research program.


Descriptors :   *HUMAN FACTORS ENGINEERING , *PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT , *CLOTHING , SIMULATION , MEASUREMENT , MILITARY PERSONNEL , COMBAT EFFECTIVENESS , ARMY PERSONNEL , PERFORMANCE(HUMAN) , PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING) , TEST METHODS , TERRAIN , ROADS , MANEUVERS , ARMY OPERATIONS


Subject Categories : Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
      Human Factors Engineering & Man Machine System
      Protective Equipment


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE