Accession Number : AD0781747

Title :   Development of the Weighted Airman Screening System for the Air Reserve Forces.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Nov 72-Dec 73,


Personal Author(s) : Gott,C. Deene

Report Date : MAR 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 22

Abstract : In July 1973, a policy-capturing study was conducted at the Computational Sciences Division of the Air Force Human Resources Laboratory to support the development of a Weighted Airman Screening System (WASS) for the Air Reserve Forces (ARF). A group of ARF personnel consisting of six officers and six noncommissioned officers convened to form an experimental promotion policy board. Each board member was tasked with ranking for promotion a representative sample of ARF enlisted men. The sample consisted of E-4 airmen eligible for promotion to E-5 and E-6 airmen eligible for promotion to E-7. The rankings were performed with respect to each airman's promotability on the basis of the following six promotion selection factors: (1) Specialty Knowledge Test (SKT), (2) Promotion Fitness Examination (PFE), (3) Time-in-service (TIS), (4) Time-in-grade (TIG), (5) Total good years (TGY) for retirement, and (6) Performance Evaluation Report (PER). In total, this report describes the experimental promotion policy board, the reserve airman sample, the promotion selection factors, the procedures followed, the analyses performed, and results in the development of WASS. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   *Promotion(Advancement), *Air force personnel, *Military reserves, Decision making, Regression analysis, Statistical decision theory

Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE