ERIC Number: ED263172
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
How to Evaluate Unit Performances.
Scott, Thomas D.
This document presents a step-by-step method for evaluating collective tactical training exercises for maneuver-arms units. The guidance presented is generally applicable to formal (external) and informal (internal) evaluations. Both types of evaluations are treated as stemming from training exercises. That is, training is a major purpose of the exercise--it is not conducted only to evaluate the unit. This document contains guidance for evaluations conducted to provide units with diagnostic feedback on their performance and to provide higher echelons with information on the units' training needs and proficiency. Procedures are broken down into five stages, each of which is further divided into a series of steps. The first stage includes those planning and preparation steps which should be accomplished before the unit moves to the field for the exercise. The second stage includes final preparation steps which are carried out immediately before the start of the exercise. The third stage includes the operations carried out during the tactical exercise. The fourth stage consists of the steps to be accomplished in preparing and conducting after-action reviews. The fifth stage consists of those steps to be accomplished in preparing an after-action report or briefing. (Author/PN)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Army Research Inst. for the Behavioral and Social Sciences, Alexandria, VA.
Authoring Institution: Army Research Inst. for the Behavioral and Social Sciences Field Unit, Presidio of Monterey, CA.