TASK ANALYSIS FOR COMMAND ON THE MOVE

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Authors
  1. Angel, H.
  2. Ste-Croix, C.
Corporate Authors
Defence Research and Development Canada, Toronto Research Centre , Toronto ON (CAN);Humansystems Inc, Guelph ONT (CAN)
Abstract
Currently the Battle Group commander in the Canadian Army has very limited connectivity back to the main Command Post (CP) when they command from the Tactical Command Post (TAC CP). The Land Command Support System Life Extension (LCSS LE) project will provide on-the-move, high capacity, tactical, Beyond Line-Of Sight (BLOS) voice and data reach back for the tactical commander. Defence Research and Development Canada (DRDC) and the Canadian Army Land Warfare Center (CALWC) have undertaken the Unit Commander on the Move project with the purpose of discovering what tools/systems/capabilities best benefit a unit commander while on the move away from the main unit CP. A Goal Directed Task Analysis (GDTA) cognitive task analysis approach was utilized to collect information from 74 participants to identify what tools and capabilities should be provided in the LCSS-LE to help the BG commanding officer command more effectively. Participants from 1 Brigade, 3 Brigade, 5 Brigade and staff from the Canadian Army Command and Staff College (CACSC) participated in the GDTA. Based on preliminary research and information captured in the interviews it was determined that the BG CO had one major goal – Command and lead the Battle Group (BG). Four sub-goals of the GDTA were also identified: Protect the organization, Prepare the Battle Group for Operations, Accomplish the Mission, and Provide Motivation and Influence the Battle Group. The sub-goal of Accomplish the Mission was examined in detai
Keywords
task analysis;command on the move;commander's intent;tactical command post;battle group;collaborative planning
Report Number
DRDC-RDDC-2014-C288 — Contract Report
Date of publication
05 Jan 2015
Number of Pages
76
DSTKIM No
CA039938
CANDIS No
800873
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Electronic Document(PDF)

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