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Microworld Simulations for Command and Control Training of Theater Logistics and Support Staffs A Curriculum Strategy

Under the auspices of Force XXI, the Army is in essence going through a process of reengineering itself and evolving into a 'force projection Army, ' a process that stresses the ability to deploy quickly and conduct missions away from its garrison locations. Such changes place increasing importance on effective combat service support (CSS) command and control (C2). These challenges and changes to how CSS management will occur in an increasingly information-rich and distributed environment provide the opportunity to reexamine training for support staffs and determine how the Army might change its training to best prepare for new styles of CSS management. This report argues that the current structure, content, and methods of training high-level CSS staffs will not answer the needs of the Force XXI Army and proposes an alternative approach-entaiiing changes in structure, content, and methods-based on a 'process' view of training. Changes in methods in particular focus on the use of microworld models: small-scale simulations of organizations and operations.

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  • "Under the auspices of Force XXI, the Army is in essence going through a process of reengineering itself and evolving into a 'force projection Army, ' a process that stresses the ability to deploy quickly and conduct missions away from its garrison locations. Such changes place increasing importance on effective combat service support (CSS) command and control (C2). These challenges and changes to how CSS management will occur in an increasingly information-rich and distributed environment provide the opportunity to reexamine training for support staffs and determine how the Army might change its training to best prepare for new styles of CSS management. This report argues that the current structure, content, and methods of training high-level CSS staffs will not answer the needs of the Force XXI Army and proposes an alternative approach-entaiiing changes in structure, content, and methods-based on a 'process' view of training. Changes in methods in particular focus on the use of microworld models: small-scale simulations of organizations and operations."@en
  • "This report discusses changes in training structure, content, and methods, with the focus on developing training for CSS staffs operating as staffs, not for individual training. The focus is on large unit staffs: corps and echelons above corps headquarters and support commands. The document discusses shortcomings of the current approach to CSS staff training, and then proposes a process-oriented approach. It illustrates how microworld models can be used to train CSS processes. It then goes on to describe how pilot testing of prototype models indicates that this approach is feasible for large unit staffs. It concludes with a proposed training strategy that the authors believe is more appropriate and useful for meeting the challenges posed to the Army by personnel turbulence, split-based operations, increased reliance on information, and decreased training resources. The authors believe this approach has applications beyond the CSS training environment. They argue that the microworld models in a carefully designed training strategy are appropriate to any business that needs to train staff under distributed conditions in uncertain environments and to avoid time- and resource-intensive costs of bringing staff together for a large game in a central location."@en
  • "This report discusses changes in training structure, content, and methods, with the focus on developing training for CSS staffs operating as staffs, not for individual training. The focus is on large unit staffs: corps and echelons above corps headquarters and support commands. The document discusses shortcomings of the current approach to CSS staff training, and then proposes a process-oriented approach. It illustrates how microworld models can be used to train CSS processes. It then goes on to describe how pilot testing of prototype models indicates that this approach is feasible for large unit staffs. It concludes with a proposed training strategy that the authors believe is more appropriate and useful for meeting the challenges posed to the Army by personnel turbulence, split-based operations, increased reliance on information, and decreased training resources. The authors believe this approach has applications beyond the CSS training environment. They argue that the microworld models in a carefully designed training strategy are appropriate to any business that needs to train staff under distributed conditions in uncertain environments and to avoid time- and resource-intensive costs of bringing staff together for a large game in a central location."

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