Accession Number : AD0656632

Title :   TRAINING AND SUPERVISION OF CONTROLLERMEN.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : DUNLAP AND ASSOCIATES INC STAMFORD CONN

Personal Author(s) : Channell,Ralph C.

Report Date : 07 APR 1950

Pagination or Media Count : 19

Abstract : The report is concerned with the problem of improving Controllerman performance. The recommendations are divided into two sections: initial indoctrination of the Controllerman, largely at the Submarine School, and the subsequent supervision during service at sea. It is recommended that the newly trained Controllerman be carefully guided and supervised during his initial tour of sea duty with an emphasis upon correct hand allocation, proper sequence of controller manipulation, and prompt, positive action. It is also recommended that the dials of related instruments and controllers aboard all submarines be identified with colored borders similar to those recommended for the Propulsion Cubicle at the Submarine School. In order to provide added incentive for continued practice and improvement, it is recommended that expert Controllermen be given a special 'Controller qualification' entry in their service record upon passing a practical examination. The essential nature of this examination should conform to the tests used at the Submarine School, and should include the following criteria: accuracy of performance, proper hand allocation to levers, correct sequence of movements, and standard times for various problems. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SUBMARINE PERSONNEL, *NAVAL TRAINING), (*SUPERVISION, SUBMARINE PERSONNEL), CONTROL, HUMAN FACTORS ENGINEERING, SUBMARINES, MARINE PROPULSION, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), INSTRUCTION MANUALS

Subject Categories : Humanities and History

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE