Accession Number : ADA194184

Title :   Stress/Fatigue and the ARNG (Army National Guard) Aviator.

Descriptive Note : Study project,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Rhoades, Kenneth D

PDF Url : ADA194184

Report Date : 28 Mar 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 38

Abstract : As a result of national policy, Army National Guard (ARNG) aviation units contain thirty-three percent of today's United States Army aviation program. In the event of a national emergency requiring military force, Guard aviation is scheduled to be mobilized and used along with Active Component aviation; no other force structure choice exists. Increased reliance on Guard aviation has brought more equipment, additional training facilities, and dramatic increases in individual aviator training requirements. In addition, ARNG aviation national defense responsibility is increasing with the addition of new equipment and reorganized aviation force structure. By 1989, ARNG aviation will include 283 units with authorization for over 6,600 aviators and 2400 aircraft. The long-term success of ARNG aviation requires that Guard leaders and individual aviators be aware of and minimize stress and its effects. Training Guard aviators, who must safely meet the same training requirements as their Active Army counterparts, represents a significant ARNG leadership challenge. Yet stress in the ARNG aviation environment has received very little research attention. This research paper will examine stress, stressors in the ARNG aviation program, and means of minimizing the harmful effects of stress in Guard aviation programs.

Descriptors :   *NATIONAL GUARD, *PILOTS, *ARMY PLANNING, *ARMY AVIATION, *STRESS(PHYSIOLOGY), *FATIGUE(PHYSIOLOGY), AERONAUTICS, ARMY, ARMY AVIATION, EMERGENCIES, ENVIRONMENTS, FACILITIES, LEADERSHIP, MILITARY FORCE LEVELS, NATIONAL DEFENSE, POLICIES, REQUIREMENTS, UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT, ARMY TRAINING, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN)

Subject Categories : Military Aircraft Operations
      Military Forces and Organizations
      Stress Physiology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE