Training in Multiple Launch Rocket System Units
Final rept. Sep 1989-Nov 1990
APPLIED SCIENCE ASSOCIATES INC BUTLER PA
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For this report, researchers used a survey to determine the status of training and performance proficiency in five field artillery units equipped with the Multiple Launch Rocket System MLRS-two MLRS battalions and three MLRS separate batteries. Ninety-eight interviews with 225 unit personnel were conducted. Questionnaires on unit performance, training detractors, and training resource availability were completed, and documentary material on training was gathered from units. Researchers analyzed the information gathered to determine the guidance available to MLRS units for training, the training was planned and actually conducted, the performance evaluation methods used, the training issues and problems encountered by units, and the relationships between these conditions and unit performance proficiency reflected by confidence of unit members and higher echelon representatives in units ability to successfully perform collective tasks. They concluded that MLRS units do not presently train in accordance with doctrine for employment of MLRS in combat. A number of factors contributing to this situation were identified and recommendations for improving training in MLRS units were formulated.