Computational and Mathematical Organization Theory

, Volume 17, Issue 3, pp 272–295 | Cite as

Using fuzzy cognitive mapping techniques to model situation awareness for army infantry platoon leaders

  • Rashaad E. T. JonesEmail author
  • Erik S. Connors
  • Mary E. Mossey
  • John R. Hyatt
  • Neil J. Hansen
  • Mica R. Endsley
SI: BRIMS 2010


This paper describes work on the development of an actionable model of situation awareness for Army infantry platoon leaders using fuzzy cognitive mapping techniques. Developing this model based on the formal representation of the platoon leader provided by the Goal-Directed Task Analysis (GDTA) methodology advances current cognitive models because it provides valuable insight on how to effectively support human cognition within the decision-making process. We describe the modeling design approach and discuss validating the model using the VBS2 simulation environment.


Situation awareness Fuzzy cognitive maps Army infantry platoon METT-TC Modeling and simulation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Rashaad E. T. Jones
    • 1
    Email author
  • Erik S. Connors
    • 1
  • Mary E. Mossey
    • 1
  • John R. Hyatt
    • 1
  • Neil J. Hansen
    • 1
  • Mica R. Endsley
    • 1
  1. 1.SA Technologies, Inc.MariettaUSA

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