Accession Number : ADA255962


Title :   PACEXTRA: Pacific Air Forces Crisis Action System Executive Training System


Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jan-Dec 1990


Corporate Author : LOGICON INC SAN DIEG0 CA TACTICAL AND TRAINING SYSTEMS DIV


Personal Author(s) : Butler, Gregory J ; McGarvey, Jane ; Slemon, Gail ; Duffy, LorRaine T


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a255962.pdf


Report Date : Sep 1992


Pagination or Media Count : 19


Abstract : Acquisition of the decision-making skills which are the key to most management jobs is commonly believed to result from experience rather than formal training. While procedures, techniques and formulas can be explained and demonstrated to a trainee, it is unlikely that he will be able to apply them without practical experience. This project addressed this problem by developing an experimental training system, the PACific Air Forces Crisis Action System EXecutive TRAining System (PACEXTRA). PACEXTRA provides individual crisis action executive trainees exercises, and intellectual and coordinative tasks, conducted interactively on a microcomputer. PACEXTRA presents the trainee with incoming messages, phone calls, and visits from staff members. PACEXTRA permits trainees to respond with messages, phone calls and tasking of staff members. Trainees are provided varied levels of assistance and prompts, including advice and feedback on actions to be taken as a result of events. A significant feature of PACEXTRA is a built in authoring system which allows individual crisis action team subject-matter experts to create and revise training exercises through a graphical user friendly interface. PACEXTRA exemplifies an economical and efficient means to provide exercise-based individualized training.


Descriptors :   *CRISIS MANAGEMENT , *DECISION MAKING , *TRAINING , *MANAGEMENT , AIR FORCE , FEEDBACK , EXECUTIVES , INDIVIDUALIZED TRAINING , MICROCOMPUTERS , INTERFACES , JOBS , COMPUTERS , SKILLS


Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Computer Programming and Software
      Military Forces and Organizations


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE