Accession Number : ADA455302


Title :   Review of Aviator Selection


Descriptive Note : Interim rept. Jun 2004-Jun 2005


Corporate Author : PERSONNEL DECISIONS RESEARCH INST MINNEAPOLIS MN


Personal Author(s) : Paullin, Cheryl ; Katz, Lawrence C ; Bruskiewicz, Kenneth T ; Houston, Janis ; Damos, Diane


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a455302.pdf


Report Date : Jul 2006


Pagination or Media Count : 128


Abstract : In June 2004, the U.S. Army Research Institute for the Behavioral and Social Sciences (ARI) awarded the Selection Instrument for Army Flight Training (SIFT) contract to Personnel Decisions Research Institutes (PDRI). The Army's stated objectives were as follows: (1) Develop a computer-based and web-administered selection instrument for Army flight training with emphasis upon aptitudes for Future Force aviator performance within the Future Combat Systems environment; (2) Develop an aviator selection instrument that corrects or minimizes risks associated with several deficiencies identified in the current selection instrument -- the Alternate Flight Aptitude Selection Test (AFAST); (3) Develop the selection instrument so that the Army will be able to rapidly assess its current performance as a predictor, revise the instrument when necessary, and adapt its application to selection for related occupational categories such as Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Operators and Special Operations Aviators; and (4) Maximize utilization (by inclusion or adaptation) of existing tests as may be found in use or under development within the Department of Defense. The project was divided into several tasks. This report summarizes efforts conducted in relation to Task 1: Review the existing Army aviation accession process and relevant literature. The overall goal of Task 1 was to collect information that could be used to produce a rational decision on a specific selection and testing strategy.


Descriptors :   *STRATEGY , *LITERATURE SURVEYS , *PERSONNEL SELECTION , *APTITUDE TESTS , *PILOTS , *ARMY AVIATION , REQUIREMENTS , SKILLS , PERFORMANCE(HUMAN) , PSYCHOMOTOR FUNCTION , STANDARDS , INTELLIGENCE(HUMANS) , PERSONALITY , ATTENTION , OFFICER PERSONNEL , MOTIVATION , HELICOPTERS , MEMORY(PSYCHOLOGY) , COGNITION , PREDICTIONS , FLIGHT TRAINING , ARMY TRAINING


Subject Categories : Military Aircraft Operations
      Helicopters
      Psychology
      Personnel Management and Labor Relations


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE