Accession Number:

ADA339086

Title:

Enhancing U.S. Army Special Forces: Research and Applications.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Jan 90-May 97,

Corporate Author:

ARMY RESEARCH INST FOR THE BEHAVIORAL AND SOCIAL SCIENCES ALEXANDRIA VA

Report Date:

1997-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

87.0

Abstract:

This report summarizes manpower, personnel, and training research conducted by the U.S. Army Research Institute for the Behavioral and Social Sciences ARI in support of U.S. Army Special Forces since 1990. One purpose of the report is to provide a comprehensive summary of the major issues, approaches, and accomplishments of our cooperative research program with the U.S. Army John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School and other key components of the Special Forces community. Another purpose is to offer a broader interpretation of the research in terms of its application and meaningfulness for the rest of the Army. The report gives a brief overview of research conducted to benefit Special Forces recruitment, selection, assessment, training, and soldiers in the field. At the end of each of these major sections are recommendations for Special Forces and for the Army, based on what we learned from the research. The report concludes with a discussion of future research directions.

Subject Categories:

  • Psychology
  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations
  • Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE