Accession Number : ADA194198

Title :   Air Force Pilot Retention-1988.

Descriptive Note : Student rept.,

Corporate Author : AIR COMMAND AND STAFF COLL MAXWELL AFB AL

Personal Author(s) : Fisk, Robert B , III ; Green, James W ; Wesselman, William D

PDF Url : ADA194198

Report Date : Apr 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 90

Abstract : Pilot retention is a serious problem for the United States Air Force. Pilots are separating faster than replacements can be trained. The purpose of this pilot retention research project is threefold: 1) gather retention information from three Air University schools (SOS, ACSC, AWC); 2) develop conclusions as a result of the survey findings; and 3) make recommendations on possible solutions to the Air Force pilot retention problem. Analyzing the survey results, the authors found many perceptual differences between the three schools. This perceptual problem is the basis for this project. Since the authors represent the top 20 percent of all Air Force majors and come from completely different backgrounds, their misconceived ideas could be representative of other Air Force officers in similar positions. To check these gut feelings, the authors administered a survey to pilots in SOS class 87-E, to the 88 ACSC class, and to the 1988 AWC class. This sample size represents the future leaders of the Air Force at three different points in a career. The SOS students represent primarily the 5 to 11 year group, the ACSC students represent the mid-level career officer, and the AWC students represent the immediate future leaders of the Air Force with many proceeding directly into influential leadership positions after graduation in May. Keywords: Personnel retention; Theses; Personnel management; Recruitment.

Descriptors :   *PERSONNEL RETENTION, *PILOTS, *AIR FORCE PERSONNEL, AIR FORCE PERSONNEL, LEADERSHIP, MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES), OFFICER PERSONNEL, PERCEPTION, PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT, PILOT STUDIES, RETENTION(GENERAL), SCHOOLS, STUDENTS, SURVEYS, THESES

Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE