Chapter III. Technology Transition
Army Science and Technology Master Plan (ASTMP 1997)


1. Introduction

The new national security strategy stresses preparation to defend against nuclear threats, threats from regional powers, threats to evolving democratization, and regional instabilities. A force projection Army must be ready to carry out changing roles and missions at any time, anywhere in the world.

Army training can meet this challenge through the application of behavioral science and emerging technologies to individual, collective, and leader training. These advances will be used to increase mission readiness for both the active and reserve forces and improve the training for new missions and new environments, such as Stability Operations. Commanders will be able to provide tough, realistic, battle-focused training to provide soldiers and leaders the ability to fight and win within a constrained training budget.