Accession Number:

ADA256848

Title:

Assessment of Communications Operator Proficiency: Design Issues

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CA

Report Date:

1989-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

35.0

Abstract:

This Note contains a research design developed by RAND to assess the performance of Signal Corps personnel at operating and troubleshooting Army communications equipment and installing antennas. The purpose of the research is to improve the ability of the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command TRADOC to set appropriate performance standards, determine training resource needs, and respond to congressional requests for quantitative evidence linking personnel quality with Army operational performance. This study is one of several TRADOC- sponsored research efforts on the determinants of soldier performance. RAND is conducting related studies in the areas of air defense and electronic system maintenance. TRADOC, the U.S. Military Academy, and the U.S. Army Research Institute are organizing similar studies examining the performance of personnel involved with the operation of armored vehicles and artillery. This Note is intended to document the design of a study in progress. As data become available, it will be supplemented with RAND analytic reports, including statistical estimates of relationships between personnel quality and performance, as well as models of the implications of those relationships for battlefield operations.

Subject Categories:

  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations
  • Radio Communications

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE