Assessment of Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS) Training Strategy
Final rept. Jan 1990-May 1991
ARMY RESEARCH INST FOR THE BEHAVIORAL AND SOCIAL SCIENCES ALEXANDRIA VA
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When the Standards in Training Commission STRAC Weapons Program Review determined the Multiple Launch Rocket System MLRS training strategy needed validation, the Individual and Unit Training Division IUTD, Directorate of Training and Doctrine DOTD, U.S. Army Field Artillery School USAFAS, requested that the U.S. Army Research Institute for the Behavioral and Social Sciences ARI perform a survey of MLRS training in units. Structured interview guides and supplementary questionnaires were used to collect data on training programs unit conditions affecting training management and unit performance unit performance on tasks troop and command satisfaction with Training and Doctrine Command TRADOC training-support products and tips for trainers and training managers, based on field reports and observations of what works. Data were collected from 225 personnel in 98 interviews at five CONUS Forces Command FORSCOM posts where MLRS units are assigned. The units visited included two MLRS battalions and three separate batteries. Data were collected from personnel at all echelons-from MLRS firing section through battalion or division artillery. In sum, researchers concluded that the current training strategy for MLRS units generally was not valid and that it needed to be rethought.
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