A Reconceptualization of the Adaptability Rating for Military Aviation
USAFSAM Wright-Patterson AFB United States
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As a component of selection and force maintenance, the various branches of the United States armed forces rely on flight surgeons to assess ability, stability, and motivation as special characteristics of the military aviator. Generally referred to as adaptability, the concept of an Adaptability Rating for Military Aviation is not universally understood and is difficult to operationalize. In this paper, its history is briefly described, and a proposal to limit the Adaptability Rating for Military Aviation to pilot selection is outlined along with a proposal for a new approach to trained aviators with Behaviors Inconsistent with Flying Duties. Using a case study, the utility of this concept is explored and operational application strategies are suggested.
- Personnel Management and Labor Relations
- Military Aircraft Operations