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Digital Gunnery: How Combat Vehicle Gunnery Training Creates a Model for Training the Mission Command System.

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Technical Report

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US Army Command and General Staff College Fort Leavenworth United States

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The Army has a suite of digital systems that give commanders an unprecedented ability to understand and lead in the battlefields where they operate. Unfortunately, units consistently underperform when tasked with using these systems at critical evaluations. With a multitude of systems and challenging, but necessary learning curves to achieve proficiency, units do not have a clear process with which to train their operators to function as a cohesive staff. Weapon systems, on the other hand, have a clear training plan that takes the individual operator, incorporates them into a team, and then places that team with a larger unit. This study endeavors to show that combat vehicle gunnery training model is useful and can be applied to training digital system operators and, ultimately, the units mission command system. Historical gunnery training manuals, after-action-reviews, and doctrine will be used to describe how to create a digital gunnery program.

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  • Military Forces and Organizations
  • Fire Control and Bombing Systems

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