Changing Strategies for Training Military Units

  • Franklin L. Moses
  • Jack I. Laveson
Part of the Defense Research Series book series (DRSS, volume 4)

Abstract

New technologies and methods are emerging for training military units. The promise of simulation technologies is discussed as an element of a family of effective training methods. Historically, unit training has been provided through a mixture of small-unit drills and periodic field exercises. However, a new variety of threats, an increasing need for rapid deployment, and the availability of more capable equipment make operational and related training requirements more complex. At the same time, there will be fewer resources in the future: the size of the force will be reduced, budgets will decrease, and range and maneuver facilities will fall short of needs. The question addressed in this chapter is how training can meet a changing threat and the need for operational readiness.

Keywords

Europe Petroleum Steam Transportation Expense 

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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1993

Authors and Affiliations

  • Franklin L. Moses
    • 1
  • Jack I. Laveson
    • 1
  1. 1.U.S. Army Research Institute for the Behavioral and Social SciencesAlexandriaUSA

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