Accession Number : AD0479631
Title : Trainfire 5: Extension of Research on Trainfire 1 Rifle Marksmanship Course
Descriptive Note : Research memo.
Corporate Author : GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIV ALEXANDRIA VA HUMAN RESOURCES RESEARCH OFFICE
Report Date : Nov 1959
Pagination or Media Count : 33
Abstract : The mission of Task TRAINFIRE was to develop training methods and proficiency tests to improve the effectiveness of combat rifle marksmanship. Briefly, the training program consisted of (1) having the trainee fire early in training, (2) combining preliminary rifle instruction with training on the 1000- inch range, (3) employing the 1000-inch range to teach accuracy and other marksmanship techniques, (4) emphasizing target detection training, and (5) firing at ground level silhouette pop-up targets from both supported (foxhole firing) and unsupported (firer's choice of position which provides no external support) ground level positions. At the completion of the TRAINFIRE I experimental training, the group trained by the TRAINFIRE method scored significantly higher on combat-oriented proficiency tests than did the conventionally trained group. The objective of TRAINFIRE V was to determine the content of a marksmanship course for an improved version of TRAINFIRE I. Specifically, the research problem was to determine the performance increment resulting from increasing the training in separate areas of the marksmanship course. Increased training was given in four areas to determine the effect on proficiency test performance.
Descriptors : *GUNNERY , *MILITARY PERSONNEL , *RIFLES , FIRING TESTS(ORDNANCE) , TARGET RECOGNITION , TEACHING METHODS , SCHEDULING , SMALL ARMS , MILITARY TRAINING , STATISTICAL ANALYSIS , RANGES(FACILITIES) , PERFORMANCE(HUMAN) , ARMY TRAINING , RETRAINING , TRAINING
Subject Categories : Fire Control and Bombing Systems
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE