Accession Number:

AD0257089

Title:

POST-TRAINING LOSS OF RADIOMAN SKILLS

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BUREAU OF NAVAL PERSONNEL WASHINGTON D C

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Report Date:

1961-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

1.0

Abstract:

A survey of graduates of Radioman Class A Schools showed considerable differences in continuous wave CW receiving proficiency associated with differences in the amount and kind of CW practice obtained since leaving School. Subjects were all the enlisted men who had graduated from Class A School during the year ending 30 June 1959, and on 3 August 1959 were assigned to ships and shore stations in the Mediterranean area. All of this group completed an experience record form, which revealed that after one year out of school about half of the graduates had not yet been assigned to a regular watch to receive CW. All of the group who were aboard ships were administered a test of CW receiving ability. Half were not able to receive at the level approximating the Class A School graduation requirement, and about two-thirds could not receive at the level required for advancement to RM3. Implications for training practices are discussed. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE