Accession Number:

AD0765679

Title:

A Method for Developing a Criterion for Combat Performance of Naval Aviators

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1973-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

58.0

Abstract:

Current Naval aviator selection and screening procedures are based on the individuals statistical probability of completing flight training and do not determine the capability of the student to adapt to an operational environment. The resultant failure of some student aviators to complete the advanced stages of training and the ineffective performance of others in operational missions have caused a considerable financial loss and a lessening of combat readiness. A critical incident study, using 30 aviators who have combat experience, indicates that there are 10 categories of behavior which characterize effective and ineffective Naval aviators. Procedures to identify these categories early in flight training are discussed.

Subject Categories:

  • Psychology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE