Light Infantry Performance at the Combat Training Centers: Home Station Determinants
Final rept. Jul 1989-Oct 1990
ARMY RESEARCH INST FIELD UNIT FORT BENNING GA
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The Training Systems Research Division of the U.S. Army Research Institute for the Behavioral and Social Sciences ARI has been conducting a multiyear research program designed to increase unit combat capability. The program goal is to identify, develop, and evaluate improvements in unit home station preparation for combat based on changes in training management policies and procedures. A general officer advisory group identified six areas for unit capability research resources, training management, personnel stability, personnel quality, cohesion, and leadership. Both heavy- and light-maneuver battalions are being examined. The ARI Field Unit at Fort Benning is responsible for research on Light Infantry capability. The focus of the Fort Benning Field Unit is primarily on training management and resource issues. These issues target training events, procedures, and policies thought to impact unit performance. Follow-on research will evaluate the effectiveness of training enhancements in areas where findings show improvements are needed. This report summarizes the results from the first year of research with Light Infantry battalions. The first year identified correlates of combat readiness and areas where training andor training management innovations would improve unit performance. Combat readiness was measured by performance at combat training centers CTCs, primarily the Joint Readiness Training Center JRTC.
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