Accession Number : ADA188270

Title :   Analysis of the Perceived Accuracy of Air Force Civil Engineering Prime BEEF SORTS Reports.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

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

Personal Author(s) : Schluckebier, Thomas J

PDF Url : ADA188270

Report Date : Sep 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 119

Abstract : This study examined the perceptions of Air Force Civil Engineering Prime Base Engineering (BEEF) managers and Base Civil Engineers (BCEs) concerning the Prime BEEF Status of Resources and Training (SORTS) report's ability to accurately assess the readiness of Prime BEEF teams. Prime BEEF managers and BCEs throughout the Continental United States CONUS were surveyed to determine their overall perceptions of SORTS report accuracy. The survey responses were analyzed collectively, and with respect to two pairs of treatment groups: Prime BEEF managers and BCEs, and respondents with deployment experience versus respondents without deployment experience. The results indicated that, when directly confronted with the question, CONUS Prime BEEF managers and BCEs were undecided about whether the SORTS report provided an accurate assessment of Prime BEEF readiness. However, the results also indicated that the respondents tended to agree that the SORTS report did not consider all aspects of readiness, and that the Prime BEEF managers and BCEs did not feel that the SORTS was the best readiness estimating technique. Based on the findings, the study concluded that the SORTS report did not provide an accurate assessment of Prime BEEF readiness, and that the training C-level was the primary source of SORTS report inaccuracy.

Descriptors :   *CIVIL ENGINEERING, *AIR FORCE PLANNING, ACCURACY, OPERATIONAL READINESS, RESPONSE, SUPERVISORS, SURVEYS, TEAMS(PERSONNEL), THESES, UNITED STATES, AIR FORCE PERSONNEL, AIR FORCE TRAINING, COMBAT READINESS, RESOURCES

Subject Categories : Civil Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE