ARMY RESEARCH INST FOR THE BEHAVIORAL AND SOCIAL SCIENCES ALEXANDRIA VA
Field units of the Army Research Institute for the Behavioral and Social Sciences ARI perform research involving field experimentation and validation, human factors support and product utilization services, and assessment of military requirements. The ARI Field Unit at Fort Knox, Kentucky, is primarily concerned with performance motivation in training and evaluation of Armor personnel, including crew performance variables in the training school and center environment. The present research investigation is a research analysis of turret crew functions in the Mechanized Infantry Combat VehicleArmored Reconnaissance Scout Vehicle MICVARSV during contact with the enemy, designed to determine the optimum turret crew size and the minimum crew skill levels at which the patrol or squad leader can exercise command and reconnaissance functions. The work was initiated in response to a request by the ARSV Task Force, Fort Knox, in August 1975, under Army Project 2Q763743A773.