Accession Number:

ADA508025

Title:

Assessment of the Warrant Officer Technical and Tactical Certification Course (WOTTC)

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Jun 2006-Aug 2008

Corporate Author:

ARMY RESEARCH INST FOR THE BEHAVIORAL AND SOCIAL SCIENCES FORT BRAGG NC SCIENTIFIC COORDINATION OFFICE

Report Date:

2009-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

44.0

Abstract:

In response to a request from the U.S. Army John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School, U.S. Army Research Institute for the Behavioral and Social Sciences ARI initiated a research effort to assess the effectiveness of the new Warrant Officer Technical and Tactical Certification Course WOTTC in terms of producing Special Forces SF Warrant Officers WO who could perform effectively on the job. A behaviorally anchored rating scale BARS was developed to assist in the assessment process. Seventeen SF battalion commanders and 13 senior WOs provided individual job performance ratings for 91 WOTTC graduates, in addition to rating their performance as a group relative to other SF WOs of the same rank and experience. In general, the ratings for junior WOs suggest that the WOTTC produces graduates who perform capably on the job. Written comments provided by leaders reinforced the positive assessment of the WOTTC graduates job performance. This report describes the methods used to complete the effort, documents the results, and discusses how the findings reflect the utility of the WOTTC for SF WOs.

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Humanities and History
  • Psychology
  • Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE