Use and Management of Digital Information by Army Aviation Battalion Battle Staff Members
Interim rept. Jan 98-Nov 98
BAYVIEW RESEARCH SHALIMAR FL
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This report is based on empirical research embedded within a training simulation exercise. Brigade and battalion tactical operations centers were replicated with partial implementations of the Army Tactical Command and Control System digitized suite. The brigade installation served as a control center. Observational data were compiled from events and activities in the battalion installation. Over a five day period a student battalion battle staff conducted mission planning and execution functions within an operational scenario presented through a confederation of computer based simulation systems. Observers recorded events during mission planning, execution and after action reviews. The student battle staff members completed questionnaires covering background and experience prior to the exercise, activities and experiences during mission planning, and a questionnaire seeking their impressions of potential training effectiveness. Key staff members were interviewed during the week following the exercise. Findings address tactics, techniques, and procedures for utilizing digital command and control systems in the military decision making process and the decision support template and recommend information display configurations.
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics