Accession Number:

ADA374695

Title:

The Physiological Impacts of Global Attack on Aircrew Performance

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS SCHOOL OF ADVANCED MILITARY STUDIES

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2000-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

59.0

Abstract:

The Air Forces ability to execute global attack is critical. The Air Force markets global attack as a key contribution to the nations military effort. The execution of global attack, partly necessary because of the decline of total force structure and worldwide bases, has put substantial stress on the Air Forces airmen. This monograph analyzes the physiological impacts that global attack execution puts on airmen. Beginning with an introduction to the doctrine and history, the monograph explains the evolution of global attack doctrine and the history perspective it evolved from. Having outlined the history and theory, the monograph looks at the most recent and profound example of global attack, Operation Allied Force. The B-2 Spirit bomber missions from Missouri to Kosovo and back provide a unique opportunity to analyze the adverse physiological impacts on the airmen. A focus on aircrew performance related to stress, fatigue, sleep deprivation, and adjustments to work-sleep schedules indicate the level of preparation and reveal the challenges they encountered. The ultimate goal is to determine if aircrews are prepared for the physiological affects they encounter during the execution of global attack. Additionally, it provides insight into the ability to counter the adverse affects and makes the lessons exportable to future Air Force missions.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Aircraft Operations
  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations
  • Stress Physiology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE