Accession Number:

ADA210532

Title:

Battle Simulation Outcomes as Potential Measures of BCG (Battalion Command Groups) Performance in CATTS (Combined Arms Tactical Training Simulator) Exercises

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1982-1983

Corporate Author:

ARMY RESEARCH INST FOR THE BEHAVIORAL AND SOCIAL SCIENCES FORT LEAVENWORTH KS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1989-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

24.0

Abstract:

Ten Battalion Command Groups consisting of a battalion commander, an S1, S2, S3, S4, four company commanders, and roughly ten supporting staff members were exercised on the CATTS battle simulator. CATTS Combined Arms Tactical Training Simulator provides a considerable quantity of battle status data so it is possible to compute loss exchange ratios, relative exchange ratios, surviving maneuver force ratio differentials, command and control index of lethality ratios, and change in combat ratios--all of which are considered battle outcome measures when computed at the end of the battle. Results showed that, although all measures were calculated from the same battle data, correlations between them were not always high .96 to .02 and were sometimes negative -35 to -.19 Attempts to relate performance measures to battle outcome measures were unsuccessful and in the case of subjective evaluations by controllers, there was reason to believe that the data were contaminated by the controllerss dual roles as evaluator and training event controller. More research and higher quality data will be required to better evaluate the relationship between battle outcome measures, and between those measures and task performance.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE