Accession Number:

ADA250046

Title:

Decisionmaking in Military Command Teams: An Experimental Study

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1992-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

65.0

Abstract:

This study examines the role of resource allocation in naval command teams. The experiment is based on the Composite Warfare Commander - Distributed Dynamic Decisionmaking CWC-DDD paradigm and investigates the impact of uncertainty in neutralenemy discriminability, team information structure, and leaders involvement in resource coordination. Seven four-member teams, consisting of military officers, used the CWC-DDD to combat a preprogrammed air threat to a naval battle group. Results show that increased average resource effectiveness and higher average identification confidence lead to greater final team strength. However, increased upward communications lead to lower final team strength. Functional tactical vs. non-tactical variations in military background have a significant impact on team performance. Teams that are predominantly tactical develop more coherent strategies, more effectively utilize their resources and have better team performance. Teams that are non- tactical develop limited strategies, assign lower confidence to their target identifications and have more upward communications. Resource Allocation in Naval Command TeamsRAINCOAT, Composite Warfare Commander- Distributed Dynamic Decision makingCWC-DDD, resource coordination, resource effectiveness, uncertainty, information structure, leader role

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE