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THE EFFECTS OF TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE FACTORS ON RAPID TACTICAL DECISION MAKING

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
9416
Program Year/Program:
1991 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
9416
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
ALPHATECH, INC.
6 New England Executive Park Burlington, MA 01803
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1991
Title: THE EFFECTS OF TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE FACTORS ON RAPID TACTICAL DECISION MAKING
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $497,180.00
 

Abstract:

THIS SBIR PROPOSAL DISCUSSES THE DEVELOPMENT OF A THEORY OF TACTICAL DECISION MAKING EXPERTISE, BASED ON EXISTING LITERATURE AND INTERVIEWS WITH KEY MILITARY PERSONNEL. OUR CENTRAL THEORETICAL IDEA IS THAT EXPERT TACTICAL COMMANDERS HAVE A MENTAL MODEL OF THE BATTLE SITUATION THAT DIFFERS IN MEASURABLE WAYS FROM THAT OF NOVICES. WE SUGGEST THAT TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE FACTORS ENHANCE THE EXPERTISE OF THE COMMANDER BY IMPROVING THE RICHNESS, ACCURACY, AND TIMELINESS OF HIS/HER MENTAL MODEL OF THE TACTICAL SITUATION, AND THE CREATIVITY WITH WHICH IT IS APPLIED. A SET OF TESTABLE HYPOTHESES WILL BE EXTRACTED FROM THIS THEORY CONCERNING THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN MILITARY TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE FACTORS AND SUPERIOR TACTICAL DECISION PERFORMANCE BY EXPERTS. IN THE LONGER TERM, PHASE II OF THIS RESEARCH WILL BE A SOLID THEORY-BASED EXPERIMENTAL PROGRAM THAT WILL TEST THE HYPOTHESE DEVELOPED IN THE FIRST PHASE.

Principal Investigator:

Dr Jean Macmillan
6172733388

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Alphatech Inc.
111 Middlesex Tnpk Burlington, MA 01803

EIN/Tax ID:
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No