Accession Number : ADA198087

Title :   Training Decisions System: Development of the Field Utilization Subsystem.

Descriptive Note : Interim rept. Sep 85-Oct 87,

Corporate Author : MCDONNELL DOUGLAS ASTRONAUTICS CO-ST LOUIS MO

Personal Author(s) : Yadrick, Robert M ; Knight, J R ; Mitchell, Jimmy L ; Vaughan, David S ; Perrin, Bruce M

PDF Url : ADA198087

Report Date : Jul 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 35

Abstract : This document summarizes the research undertaken to develop the Field Utilization Subsystem (FUS), one of four basic subsystems of the prototype Training Decisions System (TDS). The TDS is a computer assisted decision system that will be developed to aid in planning the what, where, and when of training for Air Force career ladders. The FUS addresses the where and when to train in a career ladder. This three-component subsystem has first the task of describing the current Utilization and Training (U&T) pattern for an Air Force speciality (AFS) and second, provides a means for collecting alternatives to the current U&T pattern. The third component is responsible for determining which U&T pattern alternatives are preferred by various Air Force manpower, personnel, and training managers. The U&T patterns show job structures and personnel flow. Job analysis, or job-typing, using Comprehensive Occupational Data Analysis Programs (CODAP) routines and current Air Force job-typing methodologies helped to establish job structures for the patterns. Dynamic cross-KPATHing analysis, as a starting point, and Subject-Matter Expert (SME) judgments were instrumental in identifying training states and transition probabilities in relation to the job in the current U&T patterns. SME judgments were the primary source for alternative U&T pattern generation. In turn, the alternative U&T patterns in narrative and diagram form were the source for determining managers' preferences through the administration of surveys. The research produced a coherent and internally consistent model. Keywords: Air force training, Enlisted personnel, Job training. (SDW)

Descriptors :   *AIR FORCE TRAINING, *COMPUTER APPLICATIONS, *DECISION MAKING, AIR FORCE PERSONNEL, COHERENCE, CONSISTENCY, ENLISTED PERSONNEL, FLOW, INTERNAL, JOB ANALYSIS, JOB TRAINING, JOBS, MANPOWER, MODELS, PERSONNEL DEVELOPMENT, PROBABILITY, PROTOTYPES, STRUCTURES, SUPERVISORS, SURVEYS, TRAINING, TRANSITIONS, UTILIZATION

Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Operations Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE