Accession Number : AD1036271


Title :   Defensive Operations in a Decisive Action Training Environment


Descriptive Note : Technical Report,01 Dec 2015,31 Dec 2016


Corporate Author : ARMY RESEARCH INST FOR THE BEHAVIORAL AND SOCIAL SCIENCES FORT BELVOIR VA FORT BELVOIR United States


Personal Author(s) : Vowels, Christopher L ; Scroggins,W A ; Daniels,Kyle T ; Volino,Paul M


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/1036271.pdf


Report Date : 01 Jul 2017


Pagination or Media Count : 36


Abstract : In a collaborative effort with members of the Joint Readiness Training Center Warrior Leadership Council, we explored if a guide on Defensive Operations (DO) could improve units performance during their Combat Training Center (CTC) rotations. A comparison was made between control and experimental groups. The experimental group received a Guide for DO with the intent of improving performance on Planning, Execution, and Overall performance. There were no significant differences between control and experimental groups. Further analysis revealed that units with a Tactical Standard Operating Procedure (TSOP) for DO were more likely to carry out the necessary DO tasks and perform them better than units who did not have a TSOP. Additionally, units that had conducted a Field Training Exercise (FTX) within the past 12 months also performed consistently better than units who had not conducted an FTX. Conducting DO is critical to executing Decisive Action as part of Unified Land Operations. Units that have established operational procedures, and have had a chance to practice them, are likely to perform better on critical tasks during their CTC rotations.


Descriptors :   military training , military planning , military tactics , military exercises , military operations


Subject Categories : Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE