Accession Number : ADA620169


Title :   Proficiency Evaluation and Cost-Avoidance Proof of Concept M1A1 Study Results


Descriptive Note : Conference paper


Corporate Author : GEORGIA TECH RESEARCH INST ORLANDO FL


Personal Author(s) : Dunne, Robb ; Cooley, Tim ; Gordon, Steven


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a620169.pdf


Report Date : Dec 2014


Pagination or Media Count : 14


Abstract : Evaluation of simulation-based training systems to determine their contributions to trainee proficiency and to determine the level of cost avoidance vice live training is essential to plan the future live-virtual-constructive training environment for the United States Marine Corps (USMC). This need is reinforced in a recent Government Accountability Office report (GAO 13-698, August 2013) on Army and Marine Corps Training titled Better Performance and Cost Data Needed to More Fully Assess Simulation-Based Efforts, which states that the Services lack key performance and cost information that would enhance their ability to determine the optimal mix of training and prioritize related investments. USMC Program Manager Training Systems (PM TRASYS) has conducted cost avoidance studies on USMC simulation-based training systems for the past 2 years, and these studies are being refined to capture improved cost information. A related study, begun in June 2013, evaluates the effects of USMC simulation-based training programs on proficiency.


Descriptors :   *MARINE CORPS TRAINING , COST ANALYSIS , PROFICIENCY , SKILLS , TRAINEES


Subject Categories : Military Forces and Organizations


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE