FALL 1956 RESEARCH ON 'RECONNAISSANCE PATROLLING: A BASIC COURSE IN INDIVIDUAL SKILLS'.
Staff memo. on Sub-Task PATROL I,
HUMAN RESOURCES RESEARCH OFFICE GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIV ALEXANDRIA VA
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The document reports research relating to 1 revision of a prototypic basic course of instruction for the individual soldier in those individual skills which are prerequisite to more advanced training in reconnaissance patrolling, and 2 completion of evaluation of elements of this instruction. In a series of experiments in information collection by close and remote observation and in land navigation, the effects of instruction upon night field applicatory proficiency were studies under controlled conditions. All elements of the course of instruction were administered, but objective data were collected only on information collection and land navigation elements. Method and findings are summarized.
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