Accession Number : ADA626003


Title :   Objective Versus Subjective Military Pilot Selection Methods in the United States of America


Descriptive Note : Special rept. Mar-Sep 2014


Corporate Author : SCHOOL OF AEROSPACE MEDICINE WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH


Personal Author(s) : Wood, Joe ; Shurlow, Charles ; Haynes, Jared


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a626003.pdf


Report Date : 14 Dec 2015


Pagination or Media Count : 14


Abstract : In the U.S. Air Force, pilots are chosen through varying processes. Although these pilot selection methods share similarities, Air National Guard (ANG) has a more subjective selection process than active duty (AD). To compare, 1,801 ANG and 11,616 AD pilot applicants were administered a computer-based intelligence test, the Multidimensional Aptitude Battery-II , and a personality measure, the NEO Personality Inventory-Revised. Both groups shared similar personality traits characterized by emotional stability, extraversion, and high work ethic. Intelligence scores were near the superior range for ANG and AD pilots. Although chosen by diverse methods, both ANG and AD pilots shared similar cognitive and personality characteristics.


Descriptors :   *ACTIVE DUTY , *AIR FORCE PERSONNEL , *APTITUDE TESTS , *HUMAN INTELLIGENCE , *INTELLIGENCE TESTS , *NATIONAL GUARD , *PERSONALITY TESTS , *PERSONNEL SELECTION , *PILOTS , COGNITION , EMOTIONS , STABILITY


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


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE