Assessment of Patriot Air Defense System Operator Proficiency: Design Issues
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This Note contains a research design developed by RAND to assess the performance of Army personnel in operating the PATRIOT air defense missile system. The overall purpose is to improve the ability of the Army Training and Doctrine Command TRADOC to set appropriate performance standards and training resource needs and to respond to Congressional requests for quantitative evidence linking personnel quality with Army operational performance. The study is one of several TRADOC-sponsored research efforts on soldier performance. The RAND Arroyo Center is conducting related studies in the areas of communications and electronic system maintenance under its Manpower, Performance, and Training Program. In addition, TRADOC, the U.S. Military Academy, and the Army Research Institute are organizing similar studies examining armored vehicle and artillery operations. This Note is intended to document the design of an in-progress study. As data become available, it will be supplemented with RAND analytic reports including statistical estimation of relationships and models of the implications of those relationships for battlefield operations.
- Defense Systems
- Air- and Space-Launched Guided Missiles