Accession Number : AD1006855

Title :   An Examination of Tailored Training Offsets on Core Mortarman Skills Acquisition

Descriptive Note : Technical Report,01 Nov 2013,31 May 2015


Personal Author(s) : Wampler, Richard L ; Graves,Thomas R ; James,David R ; Dlubac,Michael D

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Report Date : 01 Feb 2016

Pagination or Media Count : 68

Abstract : This research focused on best practices and lessons learned in the planning and execution of training offsets in 11C One Station Unit Training (OSUT) during a period of significant organizational realignment. Training offsets include concurrent and hip-pocket training strategies intended to address Soldiers training needs when training time and resources are limited. The researchers systematically observed portions of the current 11C Infantry OSUT course, interviewed trainers and leaders individually and in focus groups, and captured performance data from multiple sources. The researchers also assisted in developing and evaluating a test of mortar knowledge and a test of mortar applications to assist in the planning and execution of training and tailoring applications of training offsets. Specific recommendations for 11C training offsets are provided. Also presented are general recommendations concerning planning and execution of training offsets that may be applied to this and other Army training environments to address Soldiers identified learning needs.

Descriptors :   army personnel , army training , infantry , ADAPTIVE TRAINING , learning , mortars , lessons learned

Subject Categories : Military Forces and Organizations
      Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE