Accession Number:

ADA139790

Title:

Command Vehicle Choice during Field Training Exercises: Problems and Proposed Solutions

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1981-1982

Corporate Author:

ARMY RESEARCH INST FOR THE BEHAVIORAL AND SOCIAL SCIENCES ALEXANDRIA VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1983-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

114.0

Abstract:

Research investigated the extent to which Armor company commanders use of their tanks as command vehicles during field training exercises is inconsistent with the doctrinal statement of the US Army Armor School. Questionnaire responses of Armor and Armored Cavalry officers identified several factors contributing to command vehicle choice and indicated reactions to proposed product improvements to aid command, control, and communication C3 functions in a tank Armor officers reported little use of the M60 tank as a command vehicle during field training exercises. Responses revealed apparent misunderstanding of doctrine related to command vehicle choice, and demonstrated that Armor officers acknowledge the necessity of training C3 functions in tanks. Officers surveyed responded favorabily to suggested product improvements intended to facilitate C3 functions in the areas of communications, navigation, and workspace human factors.

Subject Categories:

  • Humanities and History
  • Combat Vehicles

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE