Accession Number:

ADA210723

Title:

Improvement in Command Group Performance as a Result of Diagnostic Feedback and CATTS (Combined Arms Tactical Training Simulator) Training

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1982-1983

Corporate Author:

ARMY RESEARCH INST FOR THE BEHAVIORAL AND SOCIAL SCIENCES ALEXANDRIA VA

Report Date:

1989-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

31.0

Abstract:

Five battalion command groups participated in four 1-day Combined Arms Tactical Training Simulator CATTS exercises. Performance on the first and last exercises was compared. Researchers measured information on reception and transmission by group members during planning information flow questionnaire information exchange by staff members during battle execution probes degree of success on the simulated battlefield mission accomplishment scores and BCG ARTEP performance as assessed by CATTS controllers, player controllers, and the players themselves subjective ratings. Feedback concerning performance was provided after each days training. All measures of performance increased significantly from first day to fourth day. Battalion command group performance on an information flow measure during both planning and execution and performance on the battlefield improved as a result of CATTS training. Since performance did not increase in an earlier similar experiment where no feedback was provided, it is likely that the feedback sessions contributed substantially to the increase in performance observed in this research. The subjective ratings of ARTEP performance observed in the current research were greater than those in the previous research.

Subject Categories:

  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
  • Command, Control and Communications Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE