Accession Number:

ADA128479

Title:

Field Survey of Current Practices and Problems in Army Unit Training, with Implications for Fielding and Training with the MILES (Multiple Integrated Engagement System). Volume 1 - Report

Descriptive Note:

Final technical rept. Aug 1979-Jul 1980

Corporate Author:

PERCEPTRONICS INC WOODLAND HILLS CA

Report Date:

1981-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

81.0

Abstract:

A survey of CONUS active infantry and armored divisions was conducted 1 to determine how they actually manage, prepare, and conduct unit tactical training, 2 to describe the operational environment into which training must be fitted, and 3 to find out why REALTRAINSCOPES has not been more widely used. A large amount of relevant information was gathered and is tabulated in the report. Among the findings was evidence that training frequently loses out in the competition for time and resources to nontraining demands made by higher headquarters decentralization of training is not working as conceived qualified trainers, particularly NCOs, are in critically short supply, and even these are often diverted to nontraining functions having higher real priorities than does training REALTRAINSCOPES is rarely used because they are thought to require too many assets and too much effort, given the perceived real priority of training. Many other findings are included. The significance of the findings for the Multiple Integrated Laser Engagement System MILES program is discussed.

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Humanities and History
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE