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Proceedings of the Interservice/Industry Training Systems Conference (9th), Held at Washington, DC, on 30 November - 2 December 1987

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The theme for the 1987 conference, TRAINING SYSTEMS-THE CRITICAL ADVANTAGE, focuses attention on the use of training systems as the primary means of ensuring cost effective operational readiness. As the sophistication of weaponry and support systems has increased, so has the criticality of the training provided to individuals and units which use and maintain that equipment. This evolution of systems has provided the impetus for development of new and innovative ways to train. These new methodologies must now be employed to guarantee optimum skill levels among operators and maintainers of our defense systems. Appropriately applied, training systems can be the critical advantage. The Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps have steadily evolved toward a total systems philosophy in the acquisition of training equipment. As this evolution proceeds, it is apparent that training systems must be planned and developed from the Manpower, Personnel, and Training MPT viewpoint concurrently with the weapon system. Communication between the military and industry is critical to the advancements in training systems. Without a clear understanding of the militarys needs and problems in training, effective solutions are doubtful. Conversely, military planners cannot capitalize on the technical and management advances of industry unless they are communicated. The goal of the InterserviceIndustry Training Systems Conference is to serve as a forum to foster this communication. Through technical, management, and user papers, panels, exhibits, and individual discussions, problems are aired, needs are defined, and plans are specified to develop alternatives and solutions. The purpose of this conference is this communication and the papers contained in these proceedings are an attempt to document both industrys and governments views.

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  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations
  • Cybernetics
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

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