Rules of Engagement for Land Forces: A Matter of Training, not Lawyering
JUDGE ADVOCATE GENERAL'S SCHOOL CHARLOTTESVILE VA
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This thesis examines the difficult problem of imparting rules of engagement ROE to individual soldiers and Marines. It argues that the present method of imparting ROE relies too heavily on a legislative model of controlling behavior. As a result, the present method suffers from a series of defects, culminating in a failure to account for the cognitive limits of humans under stress. The author concludes that commanders and judge advocates can minimize these defects by adopting a training model. Such a model would include a set of standing rules on the use of force for soldiers, a series of training scenarios designed to reinforce the standing rules across the spectrum of potential conflict, and a format by which units may supplement the standing rules for particular operations.
- Military Forces and Organizations
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics