Accession Number : ADA316975

Title :   Optimal Personnel Assignment: An Application to Air Force Pilots.

Descriptive Note : Interim rept. Feb-Dec 93,

Corporate Author : ARMSTRONG LAB WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH HUMAN RESOURCES DIRECTORATE

Personal Author(s) : Siem, Frederick M. ; Alley, William E.

PDF Url : ADA316975

Report Date : MAR 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 17

Abstract : A study was conducted to examine the potential utility of optimally assigning Air Force pilots to training tracks without benefit of actual training outcomes. The resulting assignment solution indicated that (a) there was sufficient agreement among pilots to form coherent selection policies that differed across types of aircraft, and (b) mean predicted performance could be improved about one-third standard deviation relative to random allocation. Follow-up research is discussed.

Descriptors :   *MANPOWER UTILIZATION, *JOB ANALYSIS, OPTIMIZATION, FLIGHT TRAINING, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), PILOTS, AIR FORCE PERSONNEL, AIR FORCE TRAINING, OPERATIONS RESEARCH, PSYCHOMETRICS, MILITARY OCCUPATIONAL SPECIALTIES, APTITUDE TESTS, GRADE STRUCTURE(PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT).

Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE