Accession Number:

ADA167828

Title:

Potential for Combat Effectiveness of Tactical Air Command Personnel.

Descriptive Note:

Student rept.,

Corporate Author:

AIR COMMAND AND STAFF COLL MAXWELL AFB AL

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1986-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

107.0

Abstract:

Throughout history, men have theorized that esprits de corps, fighting spirit, morale, and other psychological factors have an important effect on a military units potential for combat readiness. However, very little empirical data had been collected on this important subject. In early 1982 the Leadership and Management Development Center developed the Air Force Combat Attitude Survey and combat model. The current project uses those instruments to compare the potential for combat effectiveness of TAC as compared to other Air Force areas, and shows that TAC scored higher than the rest of the Air Force overall in potential for combat effectiveness. One TAC shortcoming was identified officer satisfaction. The study recommends that TAC should continue personnel policies that may have contributed to TACs morale, cohesion, and leadership being rated higher than for the Air Force as a whole, while at the same time pursuing the reasons for lower TAC officer satisfaction. The purpose of this report determines if there is a significant difference between the potential for combat effectiveness of TAC officer and enlisted personnel as compared to officer and enlisted personnel in other Air Force commands. To supervisors on how TAC personnel can capitalize on attitudinal strengths and compensate for, or correct, attitudinal weakness.

Subject Categories:

  • Psychology
  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE