V. LESSONS LEARNED
A. Communication Procedures
Before the start of a conflict, the vehicle commander and the rest of the crew must clearly understand what level of alert to report to the vehicle commander and what level of alarm to report to a higher command.
B. Fox Tapes
During the Gulf War, no established procedures existed for archiving Fox MM-1 tapes. Fortunately, in this case, a member of the Fox crew had retained the Fox tapes. Steps should be taken to ensure that all Fox results (tapes) are preserved.
The evidence on the Fox tapes implies training of Gulf War Fox crews may have been insufficient, perhaps due to the rapid training program and the short time the crews had with the vehicles before departing for the Persian Gulf. The current Fox vehicle classes at the US Army Chemical School are considerably longer.
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