Armor Training in Combat Units. Volume 1. Development of Methodologies for Task Selection, Prioritization, and Training Definition
Final rept. 15 Sep 1982-15 Mar 1984
ANACAPA SCIENCES INC SANTA BARBARA CA
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Methods were developed to select and prioritize armor crew tasks, and to define the scope, content, and methods to employ in armor crew individual training. These methods were applied to the duties and tasks of M60A3 tank commanders and gunners. Methods, results, and products of this project were the task selection methodology, lists of M60A3 tank commander and gunner tasks selected, task prioritization methodology, prioritized lists of tank commander and gunner tasks, training definition methodology, 46 training modules, and Trainers and Training Managers Guides. The task selection methodology is a 13- step top-down, mission-oriented approach that permits the training developer to select tasks systematically for coverage in unit-level individual training. Its effectiveness is limited by the quality of the source documents used and the expertise of the training developer. Two task prioritization methodologies were developed. Method One is the most objective and reliable, but also the most time- and labor- intensive. It relies primarily on questionnaire data and enables objective, rule-based prioritization. Method Two relies primarily on subject-matter-expert SME judgments and is less time- and labor-intensive than the first method, but is also less objective and reliable.
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