Accession Number:

ADA190846

Title:

Cost and Perceived Effectiveness of a Remotely Conducted Command Post Exercise

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

ARMY RESEARCH INST FOR THE BEHAVIORAL AND SOCIAL SCIENCES ALEXANDRIA VA

Report Date:

1987-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

36.0

Abstract:

The purpose of the present research was to determine the feasibility of conducting a remote command post exercise CPX while identifying its relative cost and equipment requirements for long-distance communications. Elements of the 116th Armored Cavalry Regiment ACR of the Idaho Army National Guard traveled to Gowen Field, Idaho, to participate in a 3-day, simulated remote CPX. Regimental and Squadron Command Posts CPs were dispersed geographically to different locations in and around Gowen Field to simulate the long-distance, distributed environment of an actual remote CPX wherein participating units would intercommunicate from their respective home stations. The exercise was driven by the Computer Assisted Map Maneuver Simulation CAMMS , the battlefield simulator, which supported the interaction of players i.e., the 116th ACR, controllers i.e., the 75th maneuver Area Command 75th MAC and Maneuver Training Command MTC, and the computer support system itself, which furnished real-time feedback on battle status. Although the conclusions technically pertain only to the conditions under which the present CAMMS-driven CPX was conducted, they suggest that a significant savings could be achieved in the future by applying the concept of remote exercise delivery. Savings will be a function of how much travel and per diem costs can be avoided through the use of long-distance communications equipment such as that used here.

Subject Categories:

  • Economics and Cost Analysis
  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations
  • Radio Communications

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE