Accession Number:

ADA250381

Title:

Army Science Board 1991 Summer Study - Soldier as a System

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Feb-Jul 1991

Corporate Author:

ARMY SCIENCE BOARD WASHINGTON DC

Report Date:

1991-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

102.0

Abstract:

In his 29 January 1991 tasking letter, Mr. Stephen K. Conver, Assistant Secretary of the Army Research, Development and Acquisition, requested Dr. Duane A. Adams, Chairman of the Army Science Board ASB to appoint a panel of members to conduct a 1991 Summer Study of the Soldier as a System. The letter stated that the purpose of this study is to explore in greater depth the logical evolution and implications of pursuing an integrated approach to development, fielding, and management of soldier related material. The twelve member panel met in full session approximately once a month from February through June 1991. The Infantry School at Fort Benning, three Army Materiel Command organizations, and the Medical Research and Development Command were hosts of these meetings. The Panel narrowed its charter to six issues at the core of the Soldier System concept Integration the Soldier System must fuse an integrated perspective with a modular approach to the development and acquisition of soldier items to assure maximum synergy and optimal soldier performance. Requirements requirements which soldier performance and materiel must meet should be derived from the future battlefield threat. This requirements assessment for the soldier has not been performed in the context of the Concept-Based Requirements System

Subject Categories:

  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE