Accession Number : ADA262617


Title :   Battle Command Staff Training


Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jan-Dec 92


Corporate Author : INSTITUTE FOR DEFENSE ANALYSES ALEXANDRIA VA


Personal Author(s) : Brown, Frederic J


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a262617.pdf


Report Date : Dec 1992


Pagination or Media Count : 310


Abstract : The objective of this study is to develop and design a new simulation-based intensified training readiness strategy for the Reserve Component. The strategy intends to create an order of magnitude improvement in the effectiveness and efficiency of Reserve Forces training. Measures of success were postulated to be the ability to compress one week of pre-mobilization summer training into one weekend or sixty days of post mobilization training into fifteen to thirty days--both by 1998. This is the second part of the overall study. It addresses Battle Command Staff Training (BCST) at the Battalion and Brigade levels. The scope of the first study (IDA Paper P-2611) was limited to one application, U.S. Army National Guard armor units, Company and below, a substantial reserve readiness training issue of Desert Shield. The approach here is to hypothesize training policies and programs for the Army National Guard which will ensure trained combat unit staffs for the Guard concurrent with DARPA development of the technologies necessary for competent execution of the proposed training strategy to standard by average units distributed across the United States. The study proposes a new model for BCST. It discusses General Principles to guide development, structuring of the After Action Review (AAR), design of BCST Tables and Modules, preparation of the unit for BCST, training of individual staff officers and small staff teams, and potential application of the training strategy to institutional training.


Descriptors :   *NATIONAL GUARD , *COMBAT READINESS , *MILITARY TRAINING , MILITARY RESERVES , SIMULATION , COMBAT EFFECTIVENESS , MILITARY STRATEGY , THEATER LEVEL OPERATIONS , COMBAT SUPPORT , BATTLEFIELDS , WAR GAMES , OPERATIONS RESEARCH , MILITARY PLANNING , MILITARY ORGANIZATIONS , INDIVIDUALIZED TRAINING


Subject Categories : Military Forces and Organizations


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE