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Accession Number ADA589791
Title Performance Assessment of Military Teams in Simulator and Live Exercises.
Publication Date Sep 2013
Media Count 129p
Personal Author F. V. Mjelde
Abstract The purpose of this paper is to present and evaluate a tool designed to assess the performance of military teams participating in complex military training exercises and to investigate the effectiveness of simulator training and live training from the matching of inherent stressors. Specifically, this study evaluates a tool that has been used by Norwegian military subject matter experts (SMEs) to assess the performance of eight cadet teams at the Royal Norwegian Naval Academy (RNoNA) during two separate 4-hour simulator exercises and a 48-hour live exercise. The resulting positive Spearman rank correlation coefficients between team performance assessments in the simulator exercises and the live exercise were strongest when the simulator scenario emphasized the stressors inherent in the live exercise and weakest when the simulator scenario did not facilitate the task demands in the live exercise. The study showed that (1) team performance measured in simulator training exercises can predict performance in a subsequent live training exercise, and (2) that scenario-based simulator training can realistically and effectively represent training demands for live operations. Our findings show the RNoNA tool can be easily applied to team training exercises and provide a meaningful evaluation of a team's future performance.
Keywords Human factors engineering
Human systems integration
Improved performance
Live environment
Military teams
Military training
Norwegian naval academy
Reduced cost
Simulator systems
Team performance assessment
Team training
Virtual environment

Source Agency Non Paid ADAS
NTIS Subject Category 92B - Psychology
57T - Psychiatry
74G - Military Operations, Strategy, & Tactics
92E - International Relations
95D - Human Factors Engineering
Corporate Author Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA.
Document Type Thesis
Title Note Master's thesis.
NTIS Issue Number 1409
Contract Number N/A

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