Accession Number : AD0622050

Title :   THE RELATION OF PERFORMANCE IN AVIATION TRAINING TO OFFICER QUALITY IN THE FLEET.

Descriptive Note : Special rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL SCHOOL OF AVIATION MEDICINE PENSACOLA FLA

Personal Author(s) : Shoenberger,R. W.

Report Date : 08 JUN 1961

Pagination or Media Count : 7

Abstract : By means of interviews with squadron commanding officers, fiscal 1958 graduates of the flight training program were identified as being unsatisfactory, satisfactory, or outstanding first tour fleet officers. This report compares these three groups in terms of selection test scores and training grades. Based upon performances on intelligence measures and in academic subjects, it appears that an officer's general intelligence level plays a large part in judgments by others of his officer proficiency during his first tour in the fleet. Flight grades made during training indicate that a man's flight abilities also contribute somewhat to his rating as an officer; however, the data suggest that this contribution is considerably greater in VF-VA squadrons than in VS or VP squadrons. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*NAVAL TRAINING, AVIATION PERSONNEL), PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), INTELLIGENCE TESTS, OFFICER PERSONNEL, PERSONNEL SELECTION, APTITUDE TESTS, INTELLIGENCE TESTS, FLIGHT, TRAINING

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE