Accession Number : ADA137858


Title :   Enlisted Personnel Individualized Career System (EPICS) Test and Evaluation


Descriptive Note : Interim technical rept. Jul 1980-Jul 1983


Corporate Author : NAVY PERSONNEL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENTCENTER SAN DIEGO CA


Personal Author(s) : Blanchard, Robert E ; Clelland, Iain J ; Megrditchian, Allen M


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a137858.pdf


Report Date : Jan 1984


Pagination or Media Count : 47


Abstract : This report provides preliminary results of the test and evaluation (T&E) of the enlisted personnel individualized career system (EPICS), which is based on the integrated application of job performance aids (JPAs), standardized shipboard instructional modules, and deferred shore-based technical training. Objectives included reduced costs of first-enlistment training, shortened shore- based training episodes, reduced skill-knowledge deterioration, and expansion of manpower resources for the technical ratings. The EPICS T&E is being conducted in the fleet using the NATO Seasparrow Surface Missile System (NSSMS), which is operated and maintained by personnel in the fire control technician (FT) rating. A cohort of 146 EPICS personnel were originally assigned to 30 DD 963 class ships and to 4 CVs in the Pacific and Atlantic Fleets. Approximately half of this sample were ineligible for the FT rating 'A' school. FT and general detail (GENDET) groups are being tracked with the EPICS cohorts for comparison purposes.


Descriptors :   *ENLISTED PERSONNEL , *NAVAL TRAINING , *INDIVIDUALIZED TRAINING , COST EFFECTIVENESS , SKILLS , JOB TRAINING , NAVAL PERSONNEL , PERFORMANCE(HUMAN) , ATTRITION , CAREERS , TECHNICIANS , MANPOWER , SHIPBOARD , LEARNING , LOW RATE , PERSONNEL RETENTION , PERSONNEL DEVELOPMENT , GUIDED MISSILE PERSONNEL , APPRENTICESHIP


Subject Categories : Humanities and History


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE