Report on the OJT Study Task. On-the-Job Training in the Department of Defense
ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF DEFENSE (MANPOWER RESERVE AFFAIRS AND LOGISTICS) WASHINGTON DC
Pagination or Media Count:
Some problems in maintenance training can be solved by better training practices. Others, especially the NCO shortage, diversions to community support tasks and turbulence, may not be solvable by better training -- and these problems are the greatest obstacles to good OJT On-the-Job-Training. Of existing OJT systems, the Air Forces seems to be the most productive, the best organized and the best supported. However, the Air Force is currently in better shape than the other Services with regard to manpower problems. The Army OJT program, on paper, is almost as good but suffers in practice because of the NCO shortage, turbulence, and some lack, which the Army is moving to correct, of incentives to make the program work as well as possible. The Navy program is uneven -- some parts very good, others not so well developed it needs more centralized support to complete and round out the program. The Marine Corps program is less than fully developed however, the Marines are progressing in adopting some of the methods used by the Army to structure, document and support the OJT effort.
- Humanities and History