A primary responsibility of the military is to train and maintain job skills at levels of proficiency required for successful performance. Rapid, high-quality initial training must be provided. This initial training must produce skills that will endure--the skills must be able to withstand long periods of infrequent use or practice. Likewise, the military must plan for and provide opportunities for periodic retraining; some skills learned during initial training may not be called for on the job for extended periods of time.


Retention Interval Initial Training Memory Representation Task Characteristic Original Learning 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • Andrew M. Rose
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  1. 1.American Institutes for ResearchUSA

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