Accession Number:

AD1067993

Title:

Development of Criterion Measure Task Simulations for Physically Demanding Tasks

Descriptive Note:

Technical Report,01 Sep 2013,31 Dec 2016

Corporate Author:

United States Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine Natick United States

Report Date:

2019-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

88.0

Abstract:

Formerly, Soldiers in the U.S. Army were not selected for their military occupational specialty MOS based on their physical capability to successfully perform the physical tasks necessary for that MOS. The U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine USARIEM was tasked by the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command TRADOC to develop criterion-based physical requirements for entry into seven physically demanding combat arms MOSs. Researchers from USARIEM completed three studies to develop a valid, safe, and legally defensible physical performance battery to predict a Soldiers ability to serve in these MOSs. Researchers from USARIEM completed three studies to developa valid, safe, and legally defensible physical performance battery to predict a Soldiers ability to serve in these MOSs. This report describes the process of designing and implementing the five criterion measure task simulations CMTSs that were common to multiple MOSs and the three MOS-specific CMTSs.

Subject Categories:

  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations
  • Military Forces and Organizations
  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations
  • Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE