Armor Training in the Idaho Army National Guard
Final rept. Jul-Dec 1990
HUMAN RESOURCES RESEARCH ORGANIZATION ALEXANDRIA VA
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The research described in this report represents a preliminary step in the development of a device-based, tank gunnery training strategy for use at the Company level by the Army National Guard. This report presents the results of an analysis of the tank gunnery training program implemented in the Idaho Army National Guard IDARNG. Data for the analysis were obtained from a interviews with IDARNG officers and NCOs at Brigade, Battalion, and Company levels b questionnaires administered to Company- level personnel c Brigade- and Battalion-level training guidelines and d Company-level training schedules. The results showed that the Multiple Integrated Laser Engagement Systems MILES, the Stout device, and Telfare are available for training. Although the Stout device and especially MILES were widely used for training, Telfare was not used. One Unit Conduct-of-Fire Trainer U-COFT is available at the major training area, but it is used by crews only during Annual Training and for short periods of time. A Mobile Conduct-of-Fire Trainer M-COFT, however, soon will be assigned to the Battalion and will be available for use at each armory. Lack of security at local training areas prevents tanks from being stored at these sites, and lack of access to one site prevents tanks from being transported there. Planned security arrangements should alleviate the storage problem in the future. For environmental reasons, land damage is repaired after tank maneuvers are conducted. Environmental concerns may close access to some maneuver areas in the future.
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