Accession Number:

ADA510819

Title:

Innovative Methods to Acquire and Adapt Soldier Skills (INMASS) in the Operational Environment

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Apr 2008-Nov 2008

Corporate Author:

DYNAMICS RESEARCH CORP RADCLIFF KY

Report Date:

2009-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

83.0

Abstract:

This report documents an effort initiated by the U.S. Army Research Institute for the Behavioral and Social Sciences ARI to 1 specify a set of high-priority competencies required in counter-insurgency COIN missions, and 2 identify innovative training methodologies to help Soldiers acquire cognitive competencies for COIN. The analysis focused only on high-priority cognitive competencies. Following the analysis of COIN cognitive competencies, faculty from the Consortium Research Fellows Program CRFP identified innovative approaches to train performance of the competencies and their corresponding knowledge, skills, abilities, and attitudes KSAAs. The CRFP consultants documented their recommended approaches in white papers that also examined requirements for development and implementation. The research team then considered the applicability of the training approaches to the identified COIN cognitive competencies and the feasibility of each approach for incorporation into the U.S. Armys training system in order to prioritize the training methodologies accordingly. As a result, recommendations were made on further development of the training approaches and multimedia demonstrations of the three most promising approaches were created and included in this report to promote future training development efforts.

Subject Categories:

  • Psychology
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE