REALTRAIN Validation for Rifle Squads: Mission Accomplishment
Final rept. for period ending May 1977
ARMY RESEARCH INST FOR THE BEHAVIORAL AND SOCIAL SCIENCES ALEXANDRIA VA
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A field experiment was carried out to determine the relative effectiveness of REALTRAIN, an engagement simulation training system, and conventional training. Rifle squads were given a tactical pre-training test, three days of training using either REALTRAIN or conventional methods, a post- training test and, finally a series of tactical exercises in which REALTRAIN and conventional squads opposed one another. Mission accomplishment data show that REALTRAIN training resulted in a higher percentage of mission accomplishment with fewer casualties sustained and more casualties inflicted in both attack and defense, than was the case for conventionally trained squads. In exercises in which training groups opposed one another, REALTRAIN squads again accomplished more missions, sustained fewer casualties and inflicted more casualties in both attack and defense than did conventionally trained squads.
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