Emerging Training Technologies and the Army National Guard.
ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA
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The basic question is whether or not emerging training technologies, i.e., devices and simulators, can help the National Guard meet training and readiness goals. Data was gathered using a literature search as well as talks with training personnel in the Department of the Army. The cost of training has grown considerably during the past several years. Fuel and ammunition cost more, and equipment is more complex. In the beginning, simulators and devices were not fielded to the National Guard at the same time they were fielded in the active Army. This, in spite of the fact, that most National Guard units have limited access to maneuver areas and firing ranges. The Army now considers the National Guard in its device and simulator development and procurement plans. The National Guard has developed some of its own devices and simulators and is now, or will shortly be, receiving large quantities of commercially produced devices and simulators. It has been reasonably well established, that properly utilized devices and simulators provide realistic training that allows the individual or crew to perform as through they were operating the actual piece of equipment. We can expect to see a continued increase in the individual and collective readiness of the Guard with the increased use at home station of devices and simulators, integrated with intensive training periods at major training sites. Author
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