C. Jonathan Brogdon

Name: C. Jonathan Brogdon
Agency: U.S. Army Research Institute for the Behavioral & Social Sciences
Division: Fort Benning Research Unit, GA (Institutional Training)
School: Mercer University
Program of Study: M.S., Psychology (Community & Clinical Counseling)
Synopsis: Worked with Dr. Jean Dyer and Dr. Peter Schaefer on the Examination of New Rifle Marksmanship Training Strategies. Responsible for data entry through: 1) data entry from printed score sheets, 2) data entry from actual targets, and 3) Assisting in quality assurance measures with previously entered data.

Working on determining the components used in the FBCB2 and BFT systems by Soldiers in combat operations. FBCB2 is the Force XXI Battle Command at Brigade and Below, and BFT is the Blue Force Tracker. Each is used as a means to keep Soldiers informed about conditions on the battle field, as well as allow an effective means of communication. In this study a questionnaire was issued to different unit types (Light, Heavy, Stryker) to see if there are significant differences in how these units used FBCB2/BFT. Currently data collection has been finished and preliminary analysis has begun. Responsible for data entry, data organization, and generating descriptive statistics.

Working with Dr. Peter Schaefer on determining adequate predictors of performance in Army courses as a means to develop tailored training in the future. Soldiers were assessed using general information (such as deployment history, Military Occupational Specialty, etc.), and a self-report questionnaire (self-reporting on questions such as confidence with particular task). The study is currently in data analysis and report development stage. Responsible for data entry, data organization, generating descriptive statistics, and initial analysis.
Schaefer, P. S., Blankenbeckler, P. N., & Brogdon, C. J. (2011). Measuring noncommissioned officer knowledge and experience to enable tailored training. (Research Report 1952). Arlington, VA: U. S. Army Research Institute for the Behavioral and Social Sciences.
Dates: Start: 08/2010 End: 08/2013
            Start: 08/2006 End: 09/2007