Accession Number:

ADA577625

Title:

Psychological and Physiological Selection of Military Special Operations Forces Personnel (Selection psychologique et physiologique des militaires des forces d'operations speciales)

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.

Corporate Author:

NATO RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY ORGANIZATION NEUILLY-SUR-SEINE (FRANCE)

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2012-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

66.0

Abstract:

The operational deployments of NATO Special Operations Forces SOF demand a high level of performance in counter-terrorism and asymmetrical warfare. This requires SOF personnel to be extremely fit both mentally and physically. The ultimate objective of this Task Group is to promote the sharing of knowledge of selection methodology, evidence-based research results and best practices in order to improve personnel selection processes. This is done by identifying physical and psychological attributes required to maximize SOF performance and mission success. In addition, the most appropriate ways to measure these attributes are reported. This TG recommends that the following factors be considered when constructing or improving a personnel selection process for SOF personnel Job analysis, Measurement of KSAOs, Validating the use of selection methods, Recruitment, Face validity, Experience, Learning ability and Ethics.

Subject Categories:

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

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE