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ERIC Number: ED125439
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Aug
Reference Count: 0
An Evaluation of the Air Force Logistics Career Area Advanced Academic Degree Position Validation Process.
Biehl, Aleck L.; Sonnier, Ronald J.
Reduced funding for educational programs indicated that a thorough review should be made of the Advanced Academic Degree (AAD) validation process. This reduction in funding necessitates more effective management of the AAD program in the logistics career areas to insure that officers in these career areas require those skills learned through these education programs to effectively accomplish the logistics mission. This study addresses the problem by conducting an analysis of the logistics AAD program. The researchers evaluated 845 requests for AAD positions based on criteria such as: duties and responsibilities of the position, organizational level of the position, proper alignment between Air Force Speciality Code (AFSC) and the AAD code requested, and finally, the written justification of the request. A chi-square nonparametric statistic test indicates that there is disparity among Major Air Commands with respect to the AFSC requiring AAD positions in nine of the ten logistics career areas. This disparity further indicates inconsistency in the understanding and application of criteria used in the validation process at Air Force level. In summary, the study indicated that the current validation process was not operating in a completely satisfactory manner and several recommendations were made to improve the validation process. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Air Force Inst. of Tech., Wright-Patterson AFB, OH.