Accession Number : ADA187006

Title :   Squadron Commanders and the Air Force Personnel System: Key Partners in the Career Development Process.

Descriptive Note : Research rept.,

Corporate Author : AIR WAR COLL MAXWELL AFB AL

Personal Author(s) : Rathje, Norman F ; Happ, John H , Jr

PDF Url : ADA187006

Report Date : May 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 64

Abstract : Reports the findings and conclusions of a survey developed to determine how well prepared flying squadron commanders are to perform their roles as career counselors and assignment selection and notification officials. The survey was administered to all flying to all flying squadron commanders in the United States Air Force with the objective of measuring opinions concerning: preparation for their role in the career development process, their involvement in the assignment selection and notification process for the junior officers in their squadron. They are also critical of the lack of career development training being presented at major air command sponsored commander's orientation courses and believe an improved course should be completed before or very shortly after assuming command. Additionally, commanders do not believe the Air Force 90 is a useful means of interfacing with the assignment system, but prefer working directly with Air Force Military Personnel Center and major air command assignment officers to affect assignment actions.

Descriptors :   *COUNSELING, *MILITARY COMMANDERS, *PERSONNEL DEVELOPMENT, *VOCATIONAL GUIDANCE, AIR FORCE, AIR FORCE PERSONNEL, CAREERS, FLIGHT, SQUADRONS, TRANSITIONS, AIR FORCE TRAINING, COURSES(EDUCATION), PERSONNEL SELECTION, QUESTIONNAIRES, SURVEYS

Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE