Accession Number:

AD0875820

Title:

FAST-VAL: Relationships Among Casualties, Suppression, and the Performance of Company-Size Units

Descriptive Note:

Memorandum rept.

Corporate Author:

RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1970-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

75.0

Abstract:

The document describes the secondary effects, as input to FAST-VAL simulations, of casualties, equipment losses, and fire exchange on the performance of individual combat troops. These effects--including diversion of survivors, suppression, and loss of leadership and cohesion--are calculated in terms of break and stall levels, company effectiveness, weapon-crew effectiveness, suppression of fire, movement rate, suppression of mobility, and hand-to-hand combat performance. In a FAST-VAL simulation, the percentage of surviving effective riflemen is computed as a function of the preplanned rate of fire, reserve-commitment policy, cumulative casualties, and suppression. The discussion includes detailed computations for deriving the percentage of riflemen still effective.

Subject Categories:

  • Psychology
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE