Accession Number : ADA133784

Title :   Army Medical Department Military Occupational Specialty Priorities for Development of Soldier's Manuals and Skill Qualification Tests.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. FY 82,

Corporate Author : ACADEMY OF HEALTH SCIENCES (ARMY) FORT SAM HOUSTON TX

Personal Author(s) : Finstuen,Kenn

PDF Url : ADA133784

Report Date : Oct 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 16

Abstract : The purpose of this project was to provide a prioritized list of Army Medical Department (AMEDD) Military Occupational Specialties (MOS) to the soldier's manual and skill qualification test project officials. The derived listing of MOS's will be used to determine the order of actions necessary for the development of project products. A panel of seven members involved in the project at the Academy of Health Sciences participated in two rounds of decision making. In the first phase members independently prioritized a list of 30 MOS's. In the second phase of decision making members reviewed feedback from the first round of decisions by examination of statistically modeled data plots of average MOS ranks and the amount of disagreement associated with each MOS plot. Those MOS placements which were most disagreed upon were then targeted for discussion. After group revisions were accomplished a final MOS criterion list was prepared. To ensure that the panel members had indeed used the front-end-analysis information developed prior to the initial round of decisions, multiple linear regression analyses were conducted to determine the extent to which seven decision variables contributed to the prediction of the final MOS priority list. Results indicated that MOS density class, the projected soldier's manual completion date, and placement of the MOS in the medical evacuation chain contributed most highly to the final MOS order with R2's, of .66, .50, and .48 respectively.

Descriptors :   *Specialists, *Medical personnel, *Army personnel, Military medicine, Skills, Qualifications, Manuals, Jobs

Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE