Direct and Lead Units During Preparation for the Battle (Battlefield Function 19) as Accomplished by a Heavy Brigade. Volume 1: Function Analysis
Final rept. Jul 95-Jul 97
BDM FEDERAL INC ALBUQUERQUE NM
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The purpose of the overall research program was to document the synchronization required by command and control tasks performed within the armored brigade to include combat support and combat service support units. The immediate application of the documentation was to support developers of staff training in two related projects Battle Staff Training System and Staff Group Trainer. The documentation was also intended to assist with the planning and execution of collective training. The documentation approach was to apply function analysis FA techniques for battlefield functions BFs in the Command and Control battlefield operating system. Thirteen FAs were developed for the brigade headquarters and four supporting units direct support field artillery battalion, engineer battalion, forward support battalion, and air defense artillery battery. The FAs were revised through a formative evaluation process that included internal review and sucosive external reviews by combat training centers, proponent agencies, and a review council representing potential users of the FAs. The final products include the FAs, a users guide, and assessment packages for the BFs. This report provides the FA and users guide for BF19 as performed by a heavy brigade headquarters.
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