The Development of Structured Simulation-Based Training for Digital Forces: Initial Battalion Staff-Level Efforts.
Final rept. May 95-Apr 96,
BDM FEDERAL INC ALBUQUERQUE NM
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New command, control, and communication technologies will affect soldier training requirements. Emerging training requirements for Army leaders include competency on a wider variety of tasks, the ability to exploit the capabilities of new technologies, and a clear understanding of digital tactics, techniques, and procedures. Examining these new training requirements now ensures Force XXIs readiness to face the challenges of the 21st century. The current effort, Simulation-Based Multiechelon Training Program for Armor Units-Digital SIMUTA-D, contributes a first step toward solving some of the key training challenges faced by Force XXI. The SIMUTA-D program features Movement to Contact, Deliberate Attack, and Defense in Sector training support packages TSPs that support execution-focused, battalion task force staff training for the digitally equipped battlefield. An observercontroller team and an active unit participated in a series of pilot trials and a formative evaluation of the TSPs. This report focuses on SIMUTA-Ds TSP development methods and the formative evaluation data. The data provide a host of lessons learned that should be of interest to future training developers. Suggestions for future training program development are offered.
- Computer Programming and Software
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics