Survey of M16A1 Basic Rifle Marksmanship Current Procedures and Practices
Research note for Aug 1978
LITTON SYSTEMS INC FORT BENNING GA DEFENSE SCIENCES LAB
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The objective of Training Effectiveness TEA is to produce training improvements through analysis and redesign of the procedures and resources used to implement training. Accordingly, TRADOC directed the U.S. Army Infantry School USAIS to conduct a TEA for the M15A1 rifle. In support of the USAIS, the U.S. Army Research Institute ARI has initiated TEA-related research for this weapon. A major objective of the ARI research is to identify both short and long range improvements in the training process for M16A1 rifle marksmanship. One portion of this research is the development of a prototype criterion referenced, threat oriented Basic Rifle Marsmanship BRM training program. Based on research accomplished during 1976 and 1977, it apears that the immediate development of the prototype BRM program is premature and that certain intermediate research and development tasks remain to be completed before program development should be initiated. One of these tasks involves updating the existing information base for BRM training procedures and practices. This report presents the findings of a survey of BRM training as it is now implemented at four Army Training Centers and discusses in detail the various procedures, performance measures, diagnostics, remediation activities, training aids, and training materials used for this training. In addition, the report discusses the implications of the survey findings for improving the marksmanship training process.
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