Accession Number : AD0479630


Title :   EXTENSION OF RESEARCH IN TRAINFIRE I BASIC RIFLE MARKSMANSHIP COURSE


Descriptive Note : Research memo.


Corporate Author : GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIV ALEXANDRIA VA HUMAN RESOURCES RESEARCH OFFICE


Personal Author(s) : McFann, Howard H ; Buchanan, Donald ; Lyons, J D ; Ward, Joseph S ; Waits, Charles


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/479630.pdf


Report Date : Dec 1958


Pagination or Media Count : 29


Abstract : The original TRAINFIRE I program of rifle marksmanship was revised on the basis of information gained from its administration. To evaluate these revisions, an experimental group of trainees was given revised TRAINFIRE I training and a conventional group was given known distance rifle marksmanship instruction. Comparisons were made between group performances resulting from the two individual marksmanship programs. It was concluded that: (1) The revised TRAINFIRE I training program leads to a significantly greater number of targets detected, detection of targets in an earlier phase, and number of targets hit; (2) The revised TRAINFIRE I training program produces a higher percentage of men who reach the requirements for Rifle Marksmanship Qualification on the Known Distance Record Range although a greater percentage of the conventionally trained group reach the classification of expert.


Descriptors :   *ARMY TRAINING , *RIFLES , FIRING TESTS(ORDNANCE) , SCHEDULING , SMALL ARMS , MILITARY TRAINING , TARGET ACQUISITION , PERFORMANCE(HUMAN) , TEACHING METHODS


Subject Categories : Humanities and History


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE