Accession Number:

AD0751292

Title:

Evaluation of a Device to Train Forward Air Controllers to Communicate Target Locations

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1 Aug 1971-15 Mar 1972

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE HUMAN RESOURCES LAB BROOKS AFB TX

Report Date:

1972-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

56.0

Abstract:

The report describes the development and evaluation of a forward air controller FAC and tactical strike pilot TAC trainer. The trainer was designed to permit a FAC and a TAC to practice the tasks of communicating the location of targets. A previous analysis of communications between FAC and TAC personnel during actual combat had revealed that the task of verbalizing imagery describing what one is seeing was especially difficult and important to the success of the FACTAC mission. Subjects for the evaluation consisted of 35 Air Force pilots selected to be trained as forward air controllers at Hurlburt Field, Florida.

Subject Categories:

  • Humanities and History
  • Unconventional Warfare

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE