Accession Number : AD1044958


Title :   The Way of the Gun: Applying Lessons of Ground Combat to Pilot Training


Descriptive Note : Technical Report


Corporate Author : AIR COMMAND AND STAFF COLLEGE, AIR UNIVERSITY MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE United States


Personal Author(s) : Wittke,Andrew N


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/1044958.pdf


Report Date : 29 Feb 2016


Pagination or Media Count : 43


Abstract : Over the past thirty years, ground combatants have experienced tremendous increases in lethality, survivability, and resilience compared to soldiers of old. All of these increases are a direct result of improved understanding of how human beings operate, particularly under the stress of deadly threat. This improved training revolution began in the 1980s with the human performance movement, driven by an Army Research Institute study on enhancing human performance. The results of these studies created a large stir, and had numerous offshoot works in multiple disciplines--self-help books for executives, performance imagery works for athletes, and of particular use to this thesis--the genesis of a new discipline--warrior science.


Descriptors :   PILOTS , TRAINING , Military personnel , SURVIVAL , STRESS (PSYCHOLOGICAL) , lethality , RESILIENCE , SURVIVABILITY , STRESS (PHYSIOLOGY)


Subject Categories : Military Forces and Organizations
      Personnel Management and Labor Relations


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE