Developing Air Defense Artillery Warrant Officers Cognitive Skills: An Analysis of Training Needs
Technical Report,01 Sep 2016,30 Sep 2018
NORTHROP GRUMMAN CORP COLUMBUS GA COLUMBUS United States
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This is the first of two reports on a research project intended to determine the cognitive skills required throughout the career of an Air Defense Artillery ADA Warrant Officer WO and whether the training they receive supports those requirements. The researchers assessed ADA WOs needs based on requirements for successful duty performance and compared these findings to the training WOs receive in formal courses during their career progression. Findings indicated differing requirements for WOs as they progress in their careers and between two ADA WO career paths 140A and 140E. On average across ranks, 17 of WOs reported working in duty positions above their grade indicating a need for skill development throughout their career progression, but especially critical in the junior level WO courses. Recommendations are provided to address identified gaps between the cognitive skills required by grade and duty position, and the common core training WOs traditionally receive prior to promotion.
- Personnel Management and Labor Relations
- Military Forces and Organizations