Accession Number : ADA611768


Title :   Mindgames: Altering Simulations Use at the Brigade Level


Descriptive Note : Monograph rept. Jul 2013-May 2014


Corporate Author : ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLLEGE FORT LEAVENWORTH KS SCHOOL OF ADVANCED MILITARY STUDIES


Personal Author(s) : Besik, Ali J


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a611768.pdf


Report Date : 22 May 2014


Pagination or Media Count : 51


Abstract : The US Army's training for staff officers has consistently been identified as one of the major factors for US military success over the last century. As technology has improved the Army has sought to replicate many facets of this training with computer simulations. While the use of automation yields benefits as the force utilizes technology in real world operations, developing technological based systems has potential drawbacks that other training methods may alleviate. Traditional manual simulations, utilizing analog technology as simple as paper and maps, offer training benefits that have been neglected in the push towards automation. As budgets in the near future continue to shrink these alternative methods offer the potential to achieve the Army's stated goals of producing adaptable and flexible leaders and units at a fraction of the cost, particularly at the Brigade level.


Descriptors :   *BRIGADE LEVEL ORGANIZATIONS , *MILITARY TRAINING , *OFFICER PERSONNEL , ANALOG SYSTEMS , ARMY , AUTOMATION , BENEFITS , BUDGETS , COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION , GLOBAL , LEADERSHIP , MANUAL OPERATION , SIMULATION , TEACHING METHODS


Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Military Forces and Organizations


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE