ERIC Number: ED368897
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Mar-10
Military Training. Lessons Learned and Their Implications for the Future. Testimony before the Subcommittee on Military Forces and Personnel, Committee on Armed Services, House of Representatives.
Gebicke, Mark E.
Training of active duty forces is a never-ending process beset with challenges and lessons. Despite the widely shared view that today's military forces are the best trained forces in the world, some common recurring weaknesses reinforce the need for a continuing emphasis on repetitive training if U.S. forces are to be prepared to fight and win the first battle of the next war and minimize casualties. Although major efforts have been initiated to address some long-standing gaps in joint training, many actions have yet to be completed. Simulation technology offers important potential for enhancing training at reduced costs, but the most appropriate mix of simulation and more traditional training needs to be better defined. Preserving adequate funding for training is essential but articulating precisely how much is needed is difficult. The training of reserve combat forces poses even greater challenges than those faced by the active forces. (A list of 20 General Accounting Office reports related to training is appended.) (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Educational Change, Educational Improvement, Enlisted Personnel, Federal Aid, Military Science, Military Training, Postsecondary Education, Program Improvement, Simulation, Teaching Methods
U.S. General Accounting Office, P.O. Box 6015, Gaithersburg, MD 20884-6015 (first copy free; additional copies $2 each; 100 or more: 25% discount).
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: General Accounting Office, Washington, DC. National Security and International Affairs Div.