Accession Number : ADA060114


Title :   Establishing Criteria for Assigning Personnel to Air Force Jobs Requiring Heavy Work


Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Mar-30 Aug 1977


Corporate Author : TEXAS TECH UNIV LUBBOCK INST FOR BIOTECHNOLOGY


Personal Author(s) : Ayoub, M M ; Powers, R F ; Bethea, N J ; Lambert, B K ; Martz, H F ; Bakken, G M


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a060114.pdf


Report Date : Jul 1978


Pagination or Media Count : 193


Abstract : This report provides a plan which, when executed, will result in an improvement of the Air Force's present capabilities to select and assign personnel to Air Force Specialty Codes (AFSCs). This will be accomplished through the development of a validated objective criterion, as proposed, with which the Air Force can reliably evaluate the compatability of an individual's physical capacities with the physical demands of the various Air Force Specialty Codes. The validity of the criterion will be measured by the individual's ability or inability to successfully perform a selected set of well defined demanding tasks within an Air Force Specialty Code. Phase I is task oriented. In this phase each AFSC is surveyed to identify the tasks which require significant physical demands. Phase II involves the identification of tests which can be used at the Armed Forces Examination and Enlistment Station (AFEES) and Basic Military Training (BMT) Center for predicting the individual's success within jobs having varied degrees of heavy physical demands. Phase III involves the definition, hazard evaluation, and procurement of the equipment needed for task analyses, AFEES and BMT testing, and for testing during the longitudinal validation phase (phase IV). Phase IV involves the finalization and validation of the assignment criteria. Samples of incoming personnel will be tested and categorized according to their tested physical capabilities.


Descriptors :   *AIR FORCE PERSONNEL , *WORK , *MANPOWER UTILIZATION , HEAVY DUTY , RELIABILITY , APTITUDE TESTS , MEASUREMENT , TEST AND EVALUATION


Subject Categories : Administration and Management


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE