Accession Number : ADA619612


Title :   Optimizing the Weapons Officer in the Mobility Air Forces


Descriptive Note : Graduate research paper


Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH GRADUATE SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING AND MANAGEMENT


Personal Author(s) : Uhland, Christopher D


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a619612.pdf


Report Date : 19 Jun 2015


Pagination or Media Count : 94


Abstract : This graduate research paper analyzed potential recommendations commanders in the Mobility Air Forces (MAF) can implement to optimize the utilization of their Weapons Officers (WOs). To accomplish an unbiased analysis, the researcher performed a Delphi Study of 34 officers of various ranks with command experience ranging from squadron to graduated wing command. Participant backgrounds included Weapons Instructor Course graduates and non-Weapons Officers with experience in multiple airframes. This enhances the credibility of the study by gaining insights from commanders developed via depth and breadth cultures. Panel members shared their perceptions and insights over three survey rounds to determine ways for operational wings to utilize the skillset WOs develop at the USAF Weapons School and enable their development in a MAF culture that values officers with a breadth of experience.


Descriptors :   *PERSONNEL DEVELOPMENT , CULTURE , DELPHI TECHNIQUES , MILITARY COMMANDERS , MILITARY TACTICS , PERCEPTION


Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE