Psychological Evaluation of Aircrew Members,
SCHOOL OF AEROSPACE MEDICINE BROOKS AFB TX
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Rated USAF Officers requiring psychological evaluation for fitness to fly are referred to the USAF School of Aerospace Medicine SAM, Clinical Neuropsychology Function NGN. Other referrals to NGN result from requests for consultation from medical branches within the consultation service. This paper will discuss the approach and psychological methods used in making clinical and aeromedical decisions in the USAF. Further, criticisms of the current procedures will be discussed as well as suggestions for clinical research need to improve psychologys participation in the aeromedical evaluation of aircrew members.