The Application of Off-the-Shelf Military Simulants to Train Decision Making and Teach Tactics
ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS
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The purpose of this thesis is to identify and examine potential applications of off the shelf computer simulations in order to train decision making and to teach tactics at the battalion level and below. This study is intended to be used by leaders at all levels from fire team through the joint task force commander in order to expand their knowledge base of potential training tools for tactics and decision making. The United States Army has developed very few training tools for the commander to conduct simulations training using the units organic resources and focused at the battalion task force level and below. The rapid development of computers and computer simulations provides the commander with a low cost, high yield, training tool to augment and supplement a robust field-training program. This thesis shows the potential of four commercial simulations for tactics instruction and decision-making development. These simulations provide the commander the ability to conduct simulations training with his organic resources. Simulations training can allow a commander to conduct training on topics and military actions that he cannot support with live training.
- Humanities and History
- Computer Programming and Software