Accession Number : AD1024056

Title :   A Reconceptualization of the Adaptability Rating for Military Aviation

Descriptive Note : Technical Report

Corporate Author : USAFSAM Wright-Patterson AFB United States

Personal Author(s) : Hubner,Mark ; Peirson,Ryan P ; Puchta,Paul ; McBride,Teg W

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Report Date : 01 Jan 2017

Pagination or Media Count : 21

Abstract : As a component of selection and force maintenance, the various branches of the United States armed forces rely on flight surgeons to assess ability, stability, and motivation as special characteristics of the military aviator. Generally referred to as adaptability, the concept of an Adaptability Rating for Military Aviation is not universally understood and is difficult to operationalize. In this paper, its history is briefly described, and a proposal to limit the Adaptability Rating for Military Aviation to pilot selection is outlined along with a proposal for a new approach to trained aviators with Behaviors Inconsistent with Flying Duties. Using a case study, the utility of this concept is explored and operational application strategies are suggested.

Descriptors :   military medicine , aerospace medicine , military aviation , flight training , pilots , personnel selection behavior , case studies , personality , health , mental health , training , surgeons , qualifications , ratings

Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Military Aircraft Operations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE