Accession Number : ADA194333

Title :   Improving SAC's Inspector General Aircrew Testing Program.

Descriptive Note : Student rept.,

Corporate Author : AIR COMMAND AND STAFF COLL MAXWELL AFB AL

Personal Author(s) : Dixon, Edward T

PDF Url : ADA194333

Report Date : Apr 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 31

Abstract : The Strategic Air Command (SAC) is in the middle of the largest conceptual change in the command's history. Beginning in 1985, the command has restructured the way it thinks about tactical matters. Driven by the increasing Soviet threat, SAC rewrote its tactical doctrine and placed greater demands upon its aircrews to learn new information. The Inspector General's (IG) testing system is a blanket approach, not reflecting sound educational testing guidance. Tests remain basically the same in form and content as before the new tactics initiatives. The author's purpose is to examine ways for the IG to improve the testing process, accurately measure aircrew knowledge, and assess whether the crews are ready to perform their mission. The author will examine testing history, discuss the attributes of a good examination, examine how other commands and service test, discuss non-written evaluation systems, and, finally, make recommendations.

Descriptors :   *FLIGHT CREWS, *SKILLS, MILITARY DOCTRINE, MILITARY TACTICS, STRATEGIC AIR COMMAND, THREATS, USSR, COGNITION, PILOTS, INSPECTION

Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE