Accession Number : AD0614674

Title :   APPLICATIONS OF INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING IN THE UNITED STATES AIR FORCE.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : GEORGIA INST OF TECH ATLANTA

Personal Author(s) : Wright,David Irvin

Report Date : MAR 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 63

Abstract : The following conclusions are drawn from the results of the questionnaires used in the study. The conclusions are qualified in view of the subjective nature of some of the responses to the questionnaires. (1) Officers engaged in Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT) Industrial Engineering education programs require additional direction and guidance in formulatng their programs of study. (2) Officers who receive Industrial Engineering degrees through AFIT are adequately prepared for most of the specialties to which they are assigned. (3) A significant number of officers with degrees in Industrial Engineering are not being optimally assigned or utilized. (4) The capabilities and potential of modern Industrial Engineering are not sufficiently recognized within the Air Force. (5) Officers who have received their educations in other fields are better suited than Industrial Engineers for some of the specialties to which the latter are assigned. (6) The extent to which officers adapt Industrial Engineering methods and techniques to their specialties is related to their individual initiative and to the attitudes of their superiors. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*OFFICER PERSONNEL, ENGINEERING), (*ENGINEERING, AIR FORCE TRAINING), (*AIR FORCE TRAINING, ENGINEERING), (*PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT, AIR FORCE), MANAGEMENT ENGINEERING, AIR FORCE PERSONNEL, EDUCATION, MILITARY REQUIREMENTS

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE