Accession Number : ADA264487


Title :   Universal Military Simulator II: An Analysis


Descriptive Note : Study project


Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA


Personal Author(s) : Boynton, John G


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a264487.pdf


Report Date : 15 Apr 1993


Pagination or Media Count : 60


Abstract : As the power of personal computers has increased, commercially available wargames have become more sophisticated. Some of these models may have value in the U.S. Army War College (USAWC) curriculum. This study examines the Universal Military Simulator II (UMS II), and Universal Military Simulator - Planet Editor (UMS-PE), inexpensive commercially available wargames, to determine the feasibility of incorporating them into the curriculum. The analysis concentrates on advanced course 319cj, Campaign Planning Using Decision Support Aids, as the most appropriate application for these programs within the curriculum, although they may have value in other programs as well. A brief history of wargaming in the military and the development of the microprocessor are followed by specific development considerations to apply UMS II and UMS-PE to the campaign planning advanced course. observations and conclusions are provided on the feasibility of implementing the programs into the USAWC curriculum.


Descriptors :   *SIMULATORS , *MILITARY STRATEGY , *DECISION MAKING , *OFF THE SHELF EQUIPMENT , *MILITARY PLANNING , *MILITARY TACTICS , *MILITARY APPLICATIONS , *WAR GAMES , *COURSES(EDUCATION) , MODELS , ARMY , MICROPROCESSORS , COMPUTER APPLICATIONS , MICROCOMPUTERS , VALUE , POWER , HISTORY


Subject Categories : Humanities and History
      Military Forces and Organizations
      Defense Systems
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE