Accession Number : AD0272688

Title :   TRAINING AND PROFICIENCY OF AVIATION STRUCTURAL MECHANICS. II. PROFICIENCY OF FIRST ENLISTMENT AVIATION MECHANICS

Corporate Author : NAVAL PERSONNEL RESEARCH ACTIVITY SAN DIEGO CALIF

Personal Author(s) : JONES,EARL I. ; ABRAMS,ALVIN J.

Report Date : DEC 1961

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : Between July and November 1959, 242 first enlistment aviation structural mechanics and their immediate supervisors were interviewed to provide information on the training, utilization, performance and progress of AM's during their first enlistment. The sample included personnel from 32 squadrons representing 11 squadron types. The primary indications were that fleet training facilities were commonly utilized to prepareAM's for their squadron duties; AMS's and AMH's were assigned to billets with overlapping structures and hydraulics duties throughout their first enlistment; AME's were utilized within the scope of their service rating; and as AM's progressed in time and rate they performed more duties, better, with less supervision, often reaching a level of independent trouble shooting performance within the last year of their first enlistment. (Author)

Descriptors :   *MAINTENANCE PERSONNEL, ACHIEVEMENT TESTS, AVIATION PERSONNEL, MILITARY TRAINING, NAVAL PERSONNEL

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE