Company Team Survivability at the U.S. Army National Training Center.
NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA
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This research answers the following questions about training exercises at the Armys National Training Center NTC at Fort Irwin, California 1 Which company team was the most survivable in the task force, and 2 What did that company team do differently to become the most survivable The research examines data collected over four month-long brigade training exercises at the NTC, including analysis of 88 company team battles. The measure of effectiveness MOE is the average system survival time for each company team for each battle. The company team that achieves the highest MOE score for a battle is considered the most survivable company team. The MOE is scaled for comparisons over the course of many battles. The MOE is then used as the dependent variable for a series of separate analyses of the data, which answer the second question. These analyses use a collection of 20 independent variables and six research questions to differentiate between more and less survivable company teams. The conclusions are that company teams whose leadership survives longer, who have a higher proportion of tanks, and who perform security operations better are more survivable. The research further recommends that the NTCs data collection efforts be automated and standardized among the collection teams.
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics