The Impact of the Minuteman Education Program on Acquisition and Retention of Missile Launch Control Officers.
AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO SCHOOL OF SYSTEMS AND LOGISTICS
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Since the introduction of the Minuteman Missile into the AF arsenal numerous authors have identified problem areas that have to some degree hindered operational effectiveness and morale. Crew member attitudes have been the basis for many of these studies, the latest survey having been taken in 1976. The Minuteman Education Program MMEP is one positive aspect of missile crew duty that has been identified in the studies. However, none of the previous works addressed the MMEP as a major consideration in the decision to volunteer for or remain on missile combat crew duty. The purpose of this study was to determine 1 if job and career field attitudes have changed since 1976 2 what the attitude was toward a twenty-year career as a crew member and 3 if the MMEP is in fact an influence on the crew members decision to volunteer for or remain on a missile combat crew. The authors concluded that 1 attitudes have not significantly improved since 1976, 2 crew members are not interested in a twenty-year career as a crew member, and 3 the MMEP is a significant influence on the crew members decision to volunteer for and remain on a missile crew. Author
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