Accession Number : ADA115030

Title :   A Job Analysis of the Aegis Combat System Submodes.

Descriptive Note : Research rept.,


Personal Author(s) : Carter,Robert C ; Patsfall,Michael ; Shannon,Richard H

PDF Url : ADA115030

Report Date : Jan 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 28

Abstract : A job-analysis questionnaire was responded to by 16 incumbent Aegis combat system submode operators. Their responses were the basis for analyses related to commonality among submodes, job elements, and sequences typical of submode operation, and the educational and training requirements of the submodes. It was concluded that there is considerable commonality among the submodes. Job elements typical of submode operation involve communication, alert watch standing, and attention to detail while working under distractions. Typical sequences of job elements end with use of activation controls (e.g., VAB), or verbal orders/instruction/requests, preceded by use of visual displays or decision making without reference to an external information source. Educational requirements for submode operation were a high-school education, on the average. Training time was extremely variable with a mean of about eight weeks. About 10 hours of study per month was perceived to be necessary to maintain proficiency in operating procedures, and doctrine. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Job analysis, Performance(Human), Environments, Military applications, Jobs, Questionnaires, Ratings

Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE