Accession Number : ADA297610

Title :   Dimensions of Air Force Pilot Combat Performance.

Descriptive Note : Final technical paper Nov 92-Apr 94,

Corporate Author : ARMSTRONG LAB BROOKS AFB TX HUMAN RESOURCES DIRECTORATE

Personal Author(s) : Murray, Michael W. ; Siem, Frederick W. ; Duke, Anne P. ; Weeks, Joseph L.

PDF Url : ADA297610

Report Date : AUG 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 8

Abstract : A study was conducted to determine the dimensionality of United States Air Force pilot combat performance using performance incidents from Desert Shield/Storm. Subjects were 265 operational pilots representing seven different aircraft platforms. Some pilots generated critical incidents representing superior and average combat performance, and others sorted the incidents into categories corresponding to similar behaviors. The co-occurrence of incidents in the same performance category was used as proximity data for multi-dimensional scaling analyses. A combination of data analyses and expert judgement indicated that pilot combat performance could be defined by the following six dimensions: (a) Compliance with Regulations, (b) Knowledge, Skill, and Ability, (c) Crew Management, (d) Leadership, (e) Situational Awareness, and (f) Planning. Use of these performance dimensions for measurement of effective performance and for pilot selection test development is described.

Descriptors :   *COMBAT EFFECTIVENESS, *PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), *PILOTS, TEST AND EVALUATION, DATA PROCESSING, MILITARY OPERATIONS, IRAQ, KUWAIT, AIRCRAFT, LEADERSHIP, MANAGEMENT, CREWS, SCALING FACTOR, SELECTION, AWARENESS.

Subject Categories : Psychology
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
      Bionics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE