Responses to Three USARIEM Job Analysis Questionnaires (JAQ's) Conducted with Cannon Crewmembers and Fire Support Specialists (MOS's 13B and 13F)
US Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine Natick United States
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Researchers conducted 3 web-administered job analysis questionnaires JAQs among Army cannon crewmembers and fire support specialists i.e. Army jobs, or MOSs, 13B and 13F. Two JAQs addressed MOS-specific tasks the other common Soldiering tasks. Tasks were ranked in categories of most frequently done, most important to job, most time consuming, uniform most often worn and perceived expectations to perform task. Tasks rated most important to job were often those reported as most frequently performed. Each task included a small to significant percentage of respondents reporting not having performed task in past 2 years. For both common and MOS-specific tasks, at least 32 of respondents reported not performing over half the tasks. Expectations and task performance were substantially related. 13Fs reported performing MOS-specific tasks much more often during combat deployments than in garrison settings. More differences than similarities were found between the tasks job incumbents rated as important compared to subject matter experts. Also, Soldiers identified many tasks not previously addressed.