Analysis and Feedback
UNITED STATES ARMY INTELLIGENCE WASHINGTON DC BATTLE COMMAND SIMULATION AND EXPERIMENTATION
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One of the things that dismays people unfamiliar with Modelling and Simulation or MS is that we have no perfect solution. Instead, we ask copious questions to get as close as possible to the objectives sought. Analysis supporting ill-defined requirements can be equally disastrous for the same reasons. Like MS, the raison detre of analysis is built upon knowing what you want to capture and pre-determining a methodology to gauge whether you are getting it or not. Developing a simulation and exercise collection plan therefore means two things where the training audience is concerned the simulation plan is unseen but the presence of a collection plan is mildly evident. The dilemmas with collection plans begin at their initial inception. If physical observation is necessary, then there must be a focus since a prolonged presence interferes with a staff interacting within their habitat. This requires research. Unfortunately when an officer receives a task for this mission, a senior personage or mentor has not even been appointed much less identified. This impacts critical planning and time management assuming that no professional organization is dedicated for this purpose. Using an American figure of speech, having something fall in your lap means that this is given to you whether you were expecting it or not. Assuming this is you, my recommendation is to look at the following critical areas identify those receiving the initial taskings look at the training objectives look at the doctrine in relation to these objectives.
- Operations Research
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics