Potential Predictors of Battalion Task Force Performance Effectiveness at the National Training Center
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Battalion effectiveness is the focus of four groups of studiesdata bases reviewed and reanalyzed to determine their potential for predicting and understanding battalion effectiveness. Effectiveness at the National Training Center was adopted as a common criterion and components for a conceptual definition of effectiveness were proposed. Results of the reviews and reanalyses indicate that 17 variables from the previous studiesdata bases are supported as potential predictors of effectiveness at the NTC. These are NCOs, junior officers and brigade commanders judgements of effectiveness, ARTEP, AGI, equipment readiness, physical condition, trainingcross training, and eight information processing variables. Once these variables have been validated as predictors of performance at the NTC they can be integrated into a battery for use by unit as a diagnostic aid prior to training for the NTC. Additional key words Command climate, System science, Command Group behaviors, AMORE.
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