Training a Joint and Expeditionary Mindset
INTELLIGENT DECISION SYSTEMS INC CENTREVILLE VA
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The purpose of this research was to design a computer-mediated training environment to help ground-component forces develop the cognitive and affective skills needed to meet the challenges of engaging as a Joint and Expeditionary force. These skills are critical for effective performance of Combat Arms, Combat Support, Combat Service Support, and Reserve and National Guard components in the new operational environment. Qualitative analysis methods, including an extensive literature review, document review, and interviews with experienced joint forces troops were used to identify the constructs required for developing a Joint and Expeditionary Mindset JEM. The investigation resulted in a multiphase process for identifying the required JEM skills and performance indicators associated with the JEM constructs and for using them to create effective computer-mediated training scenarios. The pedagogic model enables development of scenarios that challenge Soldiers in cognitive, affective, metacognitive, and moral dimensions. The scenario design blueprint specifies the skills, indicators, and measures to be scripted in the scenarios. Two proof-of-concept scenarios were developed based on this model and blueprint methodology. The resulting scenarios were demonstrated for an academic military audience. Results indicated the viability of this approach.
- Military Forces and Organizations
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics