Accession Number:

ADA139547

Title:

Officer Career Development: Description of Aviation Assignment Decisions in the Antisubmarine Warfare (ASW) Patrol Community

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept. Oct 1980-Jan 1982

Corporate Author:

NAVY PERSONNEL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER SAN DIEGO CA

Report Date:

1984-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

32.0

Abstract:

There is a shortage of senior, quality officers who are experts in specific functional areas such as tactics and those necessary to command major shore activities. A statistical policy-capturing technique was used to measure officer quality from detailer ratings of 134 male officers. Officer data cards and performance evaluation summaries were used as sources for the decision inputs. Analyses supported the hypotheses that a simple decision theory is more effective with real-world data than is a complex theory, detailer ratings are consistent with Navy policy regarding operational sea duty performance, size of officers peer group, and performance trend within a tour, higher-rated officers obtain a graduate degree and a proven subspecialty in the same proportion as do lower-rated officers, and detailer ratings are more highly correlated with performance evaluation data that compares an officer with his peers than it is with normative data that describes levels of performance. Findings are discussed in terms of their implications for future research, rater use of comparative vs. normative information, and need for review of Navy policies to determine if they are consistent with the intent of policy makers.

Subject Categories:

  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE