Selection of UAS Personnel (SUPer) Phase I Report: Identification of Critical Skills, Abilities, and Other Characteristics and Recommendations for Test Battery Development
NAVAL MEDICAL RESEARCH UNIT (DAYTON) WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH
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This report describes a review of recent military Unmanned Aircraft SystemRemotely Pilot Aircraft UASRPA jobtask analyses, with the goals of identifying the most critical skills, abilities, and other characteristics SAOCs needed for successful Air Vehicle Operator AVO performance, and recommending the development of a test battery to assess these SAOCs. Subject matter experts SMEs from the Navy, Air Force, and Army performed the review. The SMEs identified and assigned importance ratings to 115 SAOCs that appeared in one or more existing military jobtask analyses. Where available, psychometric data for current DoD proprietary personnel selection and classification tests were examined to determine the extent to which the tests measure these critical SAOCs and to identify measurement gaps. The review indicated that many of the most important SAOCs could be measured by existing tests. Where gaps in measurement were identified, recommendations were made regarding modification of existing tests or development of new tests to measure the requisite SAOCs. Consideration was also given as to whether or not candidate tests could be adapted for administration on the Automated Pilot Examination APEX system, the web-based system used to administer other Navy aviation aptitude tests. Future work will focus on applying the results of this review toward the development and validation of an UASRPA AVO selection battery.
- Personnel Management and Labor Relations
- Military Forces and Organizations