Reserve Component Training for Operating and Maintaining the M48A5 Tank
Final rept. 15 Feb-11 May 1977
HUMAN RESOURCES RESEARCH ORGANIZATION ALEXANDRIA VA
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Existing training for Armor and Cavalry Reserve Components needs to be updated. The M48A5 tank is replacing the M48A1 in the National Guard, and new equipment requires different operation and maintenance training. The present report presents a coherent plan and outline for a crew-level Reserve Component training program to be developed for the M48A5 tank. Tasks were selected for inclusion in training, a Crew Interaction Performance Test developed, a readiness test developed for each of the four tank duty positions, module outlines written for each position, and an evaluation plan developed. Tasks were grouped functionally and incorporated in the Crew Interaction Performance Test, the crew-level proficiency criterion. Readiness tests were developed for the duty positions of Driver, Loader, Gunner, and Tank Commander. Outlines for training modules comprised functional groupings of tasks for each duty position. The evaluation plan for training programs to be developed from the module outlines focuses on the decisions necessary in the three stages of program development planning decisions, operating decisions formative evaluation, and concluding decisions summative evaluation.
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