Accession Number:

ADA193085

Title:

Field Evaluation of a Computer-Based Maintenance Training Program for Reserve Component Units

Descriptive Note:

Final research rept. Jan 1986-Jul 1987

Corporate Author:

ARMY RESEARCH INST FIELD UNIT FORT KNOX KY

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1987-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

93.0

Abstract:

The Model Training Program for Reserve Component Units MTP-RC is a computer based training program designed to train and sustain M1 Tank troubleshooting and maintenance skills in the absence of actual equipment. This research evaluated the effectiveness of the MTP-RC as part of a yearlong trial implementation in three RC units. Participating soldiers were administered hands-on pretests and posttests in which they performed actual troubleshooting procedures on M1 tanks. Combined across four MOS, the performance of 35 soldiers improved from a 36 GO rate on the pretest to an 82 GO rate on the posttest. Paper-and-pencil tests were also administered to compare RC soldier performance to soldiers graduating from resident Advanced Individual Training. The results indicated that the technology-based training concept employed in the MTP-RC is effective for training maintenance skills. Plans are being made to convert the MTP-RC to an Electronic Information Delivery System EIDS-compatible format and to develop additional training on other weapons systems using the validated MTP- RC training concept. Keywords Training simulators Computer based instruction Armor Army training TanksCombat Vehicles PerformanceHuman.

Subject Categories:

  • Humanities and History
  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE