Accession Number:

ADA220181

Title:

The Impact of Advanced Technology on the U.S. Military

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Aug-Nov 1989

Corporate Author:

ARMY RESEARCH INST FOR THE BEHAVIORAL AND SOCIAL SCIENCES ALEXANDRIA VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1990-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

27.0

Abstract:

This paper focuses on the impact of advanced technology on three areas of the military organization manpower, training, and human factors. Military technology has undergone rapid changes and the military organization has experienced changes in occupational structure, training technology, and manpower requirements. High technology has generated interest in issues such as the impact of advanced technology on small unit cohesion, de-skilling in the operation or maintenance of high-tech weapon systems, and the development of new training programs for advanced military technology. The changing nature of warfare and how these changes will require a varying range of technological weapons and equipment are also discussed. Additionally, the authors suggest an approach for empirical investigation of the relationship between technology and the military.

Subject Categories:

  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE