Canadian Forces in Joint Fires Support - Human Factors Analysis: Coalition Operations
ESTERLINE CMC ELECTRONICS OTTAWA (ONTARIO)
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The objective of this Human Factors analysis was to focus on coalition aspects of Joint Fires Support to identify potential issues where single force operational doctrine strategy culture procedure policy differ when units are engaged in collaborative joint or coalition force Joint Fires operations, and to identify differences in principles that component members use to compare, predict, and direct resources, as well as Joint Fires Support success metrics. The analysis consisted of background research data collection Critical Decision Method and Structured Interviews data synthesis and interpretation development of issues, implications, and recommendations and the development of requirements for tools to ameliorate the primary issues identified. The primary issues identified were Trust and confidence Headquarters effectiveness Trust and confidence force employment Language National Caveats Rules of Engagement Tactics, techniques, and procedures and Training. The recommendations aimed at ameliorating the issues identified were exchange of personnel advanced planning tools common standards and training curriculum language support through technology and coalition exercises. The tool requirements focused on tools to support planning language issues and tools to enhance trust. None of the Subject Matter Experts interviewed were aware of any performance measures currently being used to measure joint fires support effectiveness.
- Military Forces and Organizations
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics