Accession Number : ADA317151

Title :   Development of a Roadmap for Special Forces Selection and Classification Research.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : HUMAN RESOURCES RESEARCH ORGANIZATION ALEXANDRIA VA

Personal Author(s) : Russell, Teresa L. ; Rohrback, Michelle R. ; Nee, Marguerite T. ; Crafts, Jennifer L. ; Peterson, Norman G.

PDF Url : ADA317151

Report Date : OCT 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 269

Abstract : The purpose of this project was to develop an agenda for Special Forces (SF) selection and classification research. Job analysis data, interviews, field observation, and expert judgments about the quality of measures formed the foundation for the Roadmap. The resulting Roadmap is composed of eight projects. Projects 1 and 2, Concurrent Criterion-Related Validation of Readily Available Predictor Measures Against on the Job Performance and Development and Implementation of Content Valid Job Sample Tests, supplement SF selection and classification with measures of leadership, temperament, and communication and analytic skills that could be implemented quickly. Project 3, Validation of Measures of Conventional Army Task Proficiency, Experience and Preference Against Training Performance, addresses the fit between individuals and SF Jobs. Project 4, Validation of Training Performance Against on the Job Performance, would evaluate the usefulness of training data for predicting job performance. Project 5, Predictive Validation of All Predictors Against on the Job Performance, the ultimate test of any selection system, requires maintaining databases for validation purposes. Projects 6-8 involve the development of information to facilitate decision making at the U.S. Army John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School. The are: Development of a Selection and Training Decision Simulator (Project 6), Review of New Measures of Leader Problem Solving Performance (Project 7), and Training Performance Study (Project 8).

Descriptors :   *SPECIAL FORCES, *SELECTION, DATA BASES, SIMULATORS, MILITARY REQUIREMENTS, JOBS, DECISION MAKING, LEADERSHIP, SKILLS, PREDICTIONS, VALIDATION, TRAINING DEVICES, ARMY PERSONNEL, ARMY TRAINING, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), OBSERVATION, PROBLEM SOLVING, MANPOWER, QUALITY, CLASSIFICATION, ARMY PLANNING, JOB ANALYSIS.

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE