Accession Number : ADA544277


Title :   Base Camp Design Simulation Training


Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Aug-30 Dec 2010


Corporate Author : MILITARY ACADEMY WEST POINT NY OPERATIONS RESEARCH CENTER


Personal Author(s) : Sawser, Brian D ; Kucik, Paul


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a544277.pdf


Report Date : Jul 2011


Pagination or Media Count : 38


Abstract : By late 2009, the US Army published an assessment of base camp training in TRADOC PAM 525-5-5, declaring that no comprehensive policy or doctrine associated with planning and design, construction, and deconstruction, nor operations and management existed with respect to base camps. In light of the Army's stated desire to reacquire base camp competencies and revolutionary changes in the Army Learning Model, as outlined in TRADOC PAM 525-9-2, the Operations Research Center of Excellence at the United States Military Academy undertook a project to bring base camp design and development simulation support into the classrooms of the US Army Engineer School (one of the three schoolhouses within the MSCoE). By the end of January 2011, a series of simulation exercises using the VBS2TM simulation platform were introduced to the Engineer Captains Career Course. This paper reports on the progress of these efforts, as well as the pedagogy pursued in educating future Army officers in base camp design and development.


Descriptors :   *COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION , *CONSTRUCTION , *BARE BASES , ARMY FACILITIES , FEEDBACK , SITE SELECTION , RESOURCE MANAGEMENT , COURSES(EDUCATION) , ARMY TRAINING , LESSONS LEARNED , SCENARIOS , CASE STUDIES


Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Structural Engineering and Building Technology
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE