Accession Number:

ADA160470

Title:

Soldier Performance in Continuous Operations

Descriptive Note:

Interim rept. May 81-Mar 83

Corporate Author:

APPLIED PSYCHOLOGICAL SERVICES INC WAYNE PA SCIENCE CENTER

Report Date:

1985-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

90.0

Abstract:

If any Army unit is to meet the demands of continuous operations, a systematic human resources conservation program must be planned and implemented. The details of such a program are described. Without such a program, intolerable levels of performance degradation during continuous operations can be projected. Strategies for countering the anticipated degradation during continuous operations include leadership training, confidence building, organizing for full communications, behavioral modeling, overtraining and crosstraining, developing physical fitness, and development of performance supports. Tactics for countering performance degradation during continuous operations include task rotation, task sharing, use of performance supports, proper management of stress, and appropriate workrest cycles. The program for integrating these concepts into a unit developmental program include systematic steps along a time frame. The strategies are set in place during the preparatory stage, and these provide the foundation for implementing the tactics during continuous operations.

Subject Categories:

  • Humanities and History
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE