Accession Number : ADA596593


Title :   The Pros and Cons of Army Automation


Descriptive Note : Research paper


Corporate Author : ARMY SERGEANTS MAJOR ACADEMY FORT BLISS TX


Personal Author(s) : Burford, Robert L ; Hutchison, Wylie ; Wingfield, III, Rufus ; Dostie, Eric ; Lewis, Loma


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/get-tr-doc/pdf?AD=ADA596593


Report Date : 13 Nov 2007


Pagination or Media Count : 22


Abstract : The Army is undergoing change. The Army is transforming into a lighter, more readily deployable and efficient fighting force. These changes are evident when one takes into consideration the vast amount of electronic advancements made within the last couple of decades. Soldiers, once trained in manual techniques and practices, now must learn to change with the advancing technology. These changes lead to increased productivity in many logistical and personnel fields. Situational awareness, and command and control have dramatically increased, due in most part to new automated systems. Many areas of military expertise have decidedly taken to the advanced technology, embracing its effectiveness and convenience. Some Soldiers cannot easily embrace change, and may require additional time and experience with the Army's new automated systems. One fact is certain, the Army will continue to evolve, and technological advancement will be at the forefront of this transformation. Technology has a major impact on the way Soldiers train and fight. Automation and the drive for new technological advancement have led to many changes in the individual skill sets of modern Soldiers. The Soldier has become more reliant on technology, as this has led to quicker, more accurate results in many areas.


Descriptors :   *ARMY , *ARMY PERSONNEL , *AUTOMATION , *CONTROL SYSTEMS , *OPERATIONAL READINESS , *TRANSFORMATIONS , ACCURACY , COMBAT READINESS , EFFICIENCY , PRODUCTIVITY , SITUATIONAL AWARENESS


Subject Categories : Cybernetics
      Military Forces and Organizations


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE