Relationship of Training and Personnel Factors to Combat Performance
Final rept. Jun 1987-Jun 1988
ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY INC RESTON VA
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This research was intended to support the Army Research Institute research program on the determinants of combat performance by conducting preliminary analyses on the relationship of unit personnel and training factors to simulated combat performance at the National Training Center NTC. These early finding will then serve to guide the more extensive data analysis to occur later in this research. Questionnaire and interview data were collected from a sample of 31 platoons in the same brigade shortly before their rotation to the NTC. These measures concentrated on unit leadership, cohesion and morale, unit training, and particular personnel characteristics of the unit e.g., unit turnover. During the NTC rotation, each platoonss tactical mission performance and overall rotation performance was observed and rated by the Observer Controller OC assigned to the platoon during the two week NTC rotation. The OC also provided mission performance and rotation performance ratings for the platoon leader and platoon sergeant. Keywords Soldiers, Army training, Combat effectiveness.
- Personnel Management and Labor Relations
- Military Forces and Organizations