A CONTENT ANALYSIS OF COMMUNICATIONS WITHIN ARMY SMALL-UNIT PATROLLING OPERATIONS.
GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIV ALEXANDRIA VA HUMAN RESOURCES RESEARCH OFFICE
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The study presents the results of a content analysis of communications within Army small-unit patrolling operations. Field observations and recordings were made of all communication acts which occurred during the course of seven Ranger patrols at both the jungle and mountain training sites. For each communication act the following details were recorded 1 time of transmission, 2 content of message, 3 means of transmission, 4 designation of sender and receiver, and 5 nature of communication failures. This information provided 1 a view of the informational flow within the organizational structure of a patrol, and 2 the basis for developing a set of brief codes suitable for use both with the proposed tactual communication system and existing signal techniques. Author
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