Accession Number : ADA186539

Title :   The Reactions and Attitudes Displayed by Air Force Officers to the Combat Support Doctrine.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF SYSTEMS AND LOGISTICS

Personal Author(s) : Smariga, Linda K

PDF Url : ADA186539

Report Date : Sep 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 112

Abstract : The purpose of this study was to determine a group of officers, reactions and attitudes towards AFM 2-15, the Combat Support Doctrine. Specifically, the study attempted to find if (1) The Combat Support Doctrine was understandable and meaningful to these officers; and to determine (2) If the doctrine was not understandable and meaningful to these same officers, was the problem the actual doctrine itself, or was the problem related more to the institution; the Air Force. That is, was the problem related more to the fact that the Air Force does not emphasize the study of doctrine. The data was collected by a survey developed for this study. The research found that the Combat Support Doctrine was understandable to these officers, but that it was not equally as meaningful to these same officers. There was no conclusive evidence that the doctrine itself was at fault, but the research did show that the Air Force does not emphasize the study of doctrine on a regular basis. Doctrine is only presented, usually in a brief format, at commissioning sources, and more in depth at professional military education schools, in residence. Keywords: Combat readiness, Combat support; Air Force training; Theses.

Descriptors :   *COMBAT SUPPORT, *MILITARY DOCTRINE, AIR FORCE PERSONNEL, AIR FORCE TRAINING, COMBAT READINESS, EDUCATION, MILITARY FACILITIES, OFFICER PERSONNEL, SCHOOLS, THESES, ATTITUDES(PSYCHOLOGY)

Subject Categories : Psychology
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE