Accession Number : ADA194406

Title :   Combat Stress and Its Impacts for Fighter Squadron Commanders.

Descriptive Note : Student rept.,

Corporate Author : AIR COMMAND AND STAFF COLL MAXWELL AFB AL

Personal Author(s) : Foley, Michael J

PDF Url : ADA194406

Report Date : Apr 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 48

Abstract : The fighter squadron commander's job in peace is to insure his pilots are prepared for combat. In war, his job is to keep his men flying effectively for as long as possible. Combat stess can undermine the effectiveness of any number of his pilots. This paper is intended to inform squadron commanders about combat stress and ways to minimize its negative effects on mission accomplishment. It begins with a look at the concept of combat stress and the current emphasis within military circles. The paper then describes historical symptoms, factors, and potential impacts prior to assessing the likelihood for combat stress among fighter pilots in the modern battle arena. Finally, it outlines preventive measures which the fighter squadron commander can take to minimize the level of combat stress in his unit.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY COMMANDERS, *PILOTS, *SQUADRONS, *STRESS(PSYCHOLOGY), CIRCLES, FIGHTER AIRCRAFT, JOBS, MISSIONS, PREVENTION, STRESSES, WARFARE, MILITARY PSYCHOLOGY, FATIGUE(PHYSIOLOGY)

Subject Categories : Psychology
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE