Accession Number:

ADA282908

Title:

Information Management Performance of Future Platoon Leaders: An Initial Investigation

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Sep 1990-Jul 1993

Corporate Author:

ARMY RESEARCH INST FIELD UNIT FORT KNOXKY

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1994-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

79.0

Abstract:

As the Army moves toward vehicle-based automated command and control C2 systems, small unit commanders face new challenges in managing battlefield information. This report evaluates the information management performance of platoon leaders equipped with a future C2 system. Findings indicate that the number and relevance of messages received affect information processing speed and accuracy and the type of action taken. High message volume resulted in the loss of appropriate information to superiors and subordinates and reduced awareness of battlefield space based on reported locations. Low message relevance resulted in inappropriate relays, slower message processing, and less accurate perception and comprehension of the battlefield situation. Training issues for managing information with future C2 systems are identified and an innovative method for training information management skills is demonstrated. Human performance, Simulation-based training, Information management, Command, control, and communication C3

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Marine Engineering
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
  • Human Factors Engineering and Man Machine Systems
  • Command, Control and Communications Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE