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In order to cover the variety of topics of its charge, the committee undertook many activities in addition to full committee meetingsincluding site visits to relevant field settings and laboratories, detailed briefings by experts, and reviews of relevant literature.
The committee met four times during 1991-1993, twice at the National Research Council facilities in Washington, D.C., once at the Beckman Center in Irvine, California, and once at the Army's National Training Center (NTC) at Fort Irwin, California. The NTC meeting included briefings, discussions, and demonstrations of training procedures used to prepare soldiers for combat missions. The meetings and site visits included presentations by the following experts:
James Banks, research psychologist, Army Research Institute, Presidio of Monterey Field Unit
Barbara Black, chief, Army Research Institute Field Unit, Fort Knox, Kentucky
John Seely Brown, Vice President for Advanced Research, Xerox, Palo Alto Research Center
Brigadier General William G. Carter, II, Commanding Officer, National Training Center
Neil Cosby, manager, Institute for Defense Analysis Simulation Center Gerald C. Davison, professor of psychology, University of Southern California
Michael Drillings, research psychologist, Army Research Institute James Greeno, research scientist, Xerox Palo Alto Research Center Captain Grimsley, National Training Center