Accession Number : ADA221554

Title :   O5H (Morse Intercept Operator) Performance: An Exploratory Study

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.

Corporate Author : ARMY RESEARCH INST FOR THE BEHAVIORAL AND SOCIAL SCIENCES ALEXANDRIA VA

Personal Author(s) : Knapp, Beverly G. ; Carter, Frances L. ; Hagerdon, Richard A.

Report Date : FEB 1990

Pagination or Media Count : 86

Abstract : The US Army Intelligence Center and School-Devens (USAISD) has ongoing a number of efforts to enhance the training and performance of Morse Operator personnel (Military Occupational Specialty 05H). With the recent designation of USAISD as the executive agent for Morse training, this involves the addition of Air Force, Navy, and Marine Corps personnel to the training base. The morse position is also among the most expensive of MOS from recruiting through basic training, to the resident training which involves extensive one- on-one individual computer assisted instruction. USAISD is reviewing various aspects of the Morse Advanced Individual Training (AIT) in order to keep AIT attrition to a minimum. One such effort is the conversion of their training delivery system from the learning of individual Morse characters followed by incrementing speed of transcription (an analytical approach), to training each character at a high speed and incrementing the number of characters (a perceptual approach). This technology is expected to be implemented in FY 1990. A more immediate USAISD initiative was to request ARI assistance in identifying factors which are important to becoming a successful Morse operator. For USAISD to determine how to improve their training program, it is first necessary to identify relevant factors critical to performance. This report describes the ARI effort to identify and relate such successful performance factors to successful training performance.

Descriptors :   *OPERATORS(PERSONNEL), MORSE CODE, DELIVERY, TRAINING, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), INTERCEPTION, RECRUITING, ATTRITION, PERSONNEL, MILITARY TRAINING, MARINE CORPS PERSONNEL, COMPUTER AIDED INSTRUCTION, LEARNING, PERCEPTION, EXECUTIVE ROUTINES, ADDITION, POSITION(LOCATION), AIR FORCE

Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE