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Accession Number N20130008630
Title Mission at Mubasi - A Simulation for Leadership Development.
Publication Date Mar 2012
Media Count 9p
Personal Author J. Fallesen P. Cummings S. Aude
Abstract The United States Army is investing in simulations as a way of providing practice for leader decision making. Such simulations, grounded in lessons learned from deployment experienced leaders, place less experienced and more junior leaders in challenging situations they might soon be confronted with. And given increased demands on the Army to become more efficient, while maintaining acceptable levels of mission readiness, simulations offer a cost effective complement to live field training. So too, the design parameters of such a simulation can be made to reinforce specific behavior responses which teach leaders known theory and application of effective (and ineffective) decision making. With this in mind, the Center for Army Leadership (CAL) determined that decision-making was of critical importance. Specifically, the following aspects of decision-making were viewed as particularly important for today's Army leaders: (1) Decision dilemmas, in the form of equally appealing or equally unappealing choices, such that there is no clear "right" or 'wrong'; choice (2) Making decisions with incomplete or ambiguous information, and (3) Predicting and experiencing second- and third-order consequences of decisions. It is decision making in such a setting or environment that Army leaders are increasingly confronted with given the full spectrum of military operations they must be prepared for. This paper details the approach and development of this decision making simulation.
Keywords Cost effectiveness
Decision making
Information theory
Lessons learned
Military operations

Source Agency National Aeronautics and Space Administration
NTIS Subject Category 92A - Job Training & Career Development
88B - Information Systems
Corporate Author National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Hampton, VA. Langley Research Center.
Document Type Conference proceedings
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1318
Contract Number N/A

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