Tailoring an Information Flow Model to Trainee Level of Proficiency
ARMY RESEARCH INST FOR THE BEHAVIORAL AND SOCIAL SCIENCES ORLANDO FL
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U.S. Army units equipped with emerging networked command and control systems, like all organizations, must channel, manage, assess, and exploit information and requests. The building block relationships among these skills e.g., channeling facilitates management relates directly to the crawl-walk-run approach to training. At lower levels of proficiency in applying networked systems, more effort should be spent on information channeling and management, while assessment and exploitation become the foci at higher levels of proficiency. The after action review AAR process whereby organizations decide what happened, why it happened, and how to improve or sustain future performance is likely to be a key feedback mechanism for training units using networked systems. AARs can be facilitated by the use of aids that increase awareness and understanding of military exercise events. This paper describes the types of AAR aids relevant to diagnosing problems in information channeling, management, assessment, and exploitation. The paper also describes how levels of network proficiency affect the need for AAR aids.
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
- Command, Control and Communications Systems