Leaders Guide to Crew Endurance.
ARMY AEROMEDICAL RESEARCH LAB FORT RUCKER AL
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This leaders guide is about enabling soldiers to perform at their best by controlling Stress, fatigue, sleep deprivation, and problems resulting from jet lag and shift lag. It is also about controlling the hazards associated with these stressors when they cannot be completely eliminated. Key users include- Mission planners who must design missions in ways that optimize soldier performance. Army and unit trainers who must teach leaders about the deleterious effects of these stressors on soldier performance and how to use risk management to prevent and control the hazards they cause. Safety managers who must design and maintain the programs. Crew endurance impacts everything soldiers do. In nearly every case, the stressor reduces the soldiers mental or physical performance. For aviators, this means a larger part of their mental resources must be committed to operating the aircraft, leaving less resources to fight the enemy. For the planner and maintainer, it means less resources available for dealing with the important details of their critical tasks. Controlling these decrements in performance is critical to mission effectiveness. Todays aviation equipment requires more alertness and concentration of aviators and maintainers than ever before. The demand on mental resources, coupled with the Armys We own the night philosophy, increases the potential for crew endurance related problems.
- Stress Physiology