HUMAN RESOURCES RESEARCH ORGANIZATION ALEXANDRIA VA
To determine the optimum radio distribution within the infantry squad, a three-phase squad tactical problem was conducted to test seven distributions of the radio and a no-radio control condition. Measures included times required to accomplish specific actions and the rated effectiveness of the squad in accomplishing its assigned tasks. The radio provided a significant advantage under enemy fire andor limited visibility. The optimal radio distribution in the simulation was two-way communication between platoon leader and squad leader.