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ITEC 2012: Calls for training to replicate high-pressure scenarios

23rd May 2012 - 12:13 GMT | by Andrew White in London

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Armed forces must integrate Recognition Primed Decision Making (RPDM) processes into existing training programmes to assist soldiers responding correctly to high-pressure situations, Shephard has been informed.

Senior consultant at Explosive Learning Solutions, Gary Craggs questioned whether traditional decision making models helped train soldiers to the best of their abilities.

'RPDM is how people actually make decisions in high-pressure situations and techniques for employing and improving RPDM can be taught,' he said.

By definition, RPDM illustrates how decision makers fail to compare lists of options when considering how to overcome a situation. Instead, a soldier will go with the first feasible

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Andrew is a former editor of Digital Battlespace and Unmanned Vehicles magazines. Andrew joined Shephard …

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