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Developing Effective Adaptive Missile Crews and Command and Control Teams for Air and Missile Defense Systems

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This report is an attempt to meet the requirement for more applied AMD training guidance. It extends concepts originally introduced in Hawley, Mares, and Giammanco 2006, but is more hands-on and practical. The report is intended as a primer on advances in training technology and methodologies for AMD unit commanders and training managers usually battalion or brigade S-3s. In keeping with this objective, the report is not intended to be a technical document. But it is not possible to completely avoid a technical discussion of selected human performance, learning, or training topics. It is sometimes necessary to explain why selected training practices are emphasized over others. However, these technical discussions are brief and to-the-point. The report also includes background references for a number of the key technical topics addressed. These key technical references are readily available, selected to be comprehensible to a lay audience, and should be consulted if readers are interested in additional information on any of the various human performance topics addressed. In addition to the practical guidance provided, the report addresses two questions central to effective training for the contemporary AMD operating environment 1 What makes the emerging AMD operating environment particularly challenging from a training perspective and 2 How does AMD training have to change to meet these challenges Understanding and addressing the issues underlying these questions is critical to developing missile crews and C2 teams able to handle the complex environments of todays and future conflicts.

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  • Humanities and History
  • Psychology
  • Antimissile Defense Systems
  • Antiaircraft Defense Systems

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