APPLICATIONS OF INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING IN THE UNITED STATES AIR FORCE.
GEORGIA INST OF TECH ATLANTA
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The following conclusions are drawn from the results of the questionnaires used in the study. The conclusions are qualified in view of the subjective nature of some of the responses to the questionnaires. 1 Officers engaged in Air Force Institute of Technology AFIT Industrial Engineering education programs require additional direction and guidance in formulatng their programs of study. 2 Officers who receive Industrial Engineering degrees through AFIT are adequately prepared for most of the specialties to which they are assigned. 3 A significant number of officers with degrees in Industrial Engineering are not being optimally assigned or utilized. 4 The capabilities and potential of modern Industrial Engineering are not sufficiently recognized within the Air Force. 5 Officers who have received their educations in other fields are better suited than Industrial Engineers for some of the specialties to which the latter are assigned. 6 The extent to which officers adapt Industrial Engineering methods and techniques to their specialties is related to their individual initiative and to the attitudes of their superiors. Author