Accession Number : ADA267827


Title :   Training Recommendations Based on Opposing Forces Practices


Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jul 91 - Jun 92,


Corporate Author : ARMY RESEARCH INST FOR THE BEHAVIORAL AND SOCIAL SCIENCES ALEXANDRIA VA


Personal Author(s) : Sulzen, Robert H


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a267827.pdf


Report Date : May 1993


Pagination or Media Count : 16


Abstract : This report is part of the studies and analyses program, the objective of which is to identify the performance characteristics that systematically differentiate effective and ineffective performers at the Combat Training Centers. After reliable differences have been identified among performers, the goal is to isolate those factors that might lead to the observed differences in performance. In an effort to improve the combat readiness of Army tactical units, the essential practices of the Opposing Forces (OPFOR) at the National Training Center (NTC) were reviewed with OPFOR Battalion and Company Commanders. The OPFOR were selected because of their consistently superior performance on the simulated battlefield. If selected techniques and practices employed by the OPFOR could be adopted and adequately practiced by Army tactical units, those units could improve their training status and thereby, their combat readiness. The study identifies four OPFOR practices that are likely to improve tactical unit performance. As Army tactical units adopt the recommended OPFOR training practices provided, the combat readiness of the force should be substantially increased.


Descriptors :   *ARMY TRAINING , WARFARE , COMBAT READINESS , ARMY , BATTLEFIELDS , TRAINING


Subject Categories : Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE