ERIC Number: ED022103
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Dec
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Retention of Military Skills Acquired in Basic Combat Training.
McDonald, Robert D.
Performance data were collected in the three general basic combat training (BCT) proficiency areas (rifle marksmanship, physical combat fitness, end of cycle tests) from independent groups of soldiers (60 per group) during BCT, during Advanced Individual Training (AIT), and combat support training (CST), and for permanent party personnel in the Army six to 12 months. These data were collected at three U.S. Army training centers under comparable conditions. Results on the three areas tested indicated a general performance decrement over the one year period sampled. While these performance decrements were statistically significant, the percentage decrements from the BCT level were relatively small and their practical significance is open to question. (The document includes three figures, five tables, and nine references.) (author/ly)
Descriptors: Enlisted Personnel, Group Instruction, Individual Instruction, Marksmanship, Memory, Military Training, Perceptual Motor Learning, Performance, Physical Fitness, Psychomotor Skills, Research, Retention (Psychology), Statistical Data, Test Results, Tests
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Authoring Institution: George Washington Univ., Alexandria, VA. Human Resources Research Office.