ERIC Number: ED392493
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Apr-17
Reference Count: N/A
Technical Training Instructor Promotability.
Monson, Kyle C.
In February 1995, the Community College of the Air Force (CCAF), in Alabama, conducted a study to determine if experience as a technical training instructor enhanced the promotion potential/probability of enlisted Air Force personnel. Air Force records were reviewed for a random sample of personnel, representing 11% of personnel with current or past technical training instructor experience and 1% of those without instructor experience. Study results included the following: (1) the mean number of years from entry into the Air Force to promotion to Staff Sergeant was 6.61 for those with instructor experience and 7.18 for those without; (2) promotion to Technical Sergeant took a mean of 12.01 years for those with instructor experience, compared to 12.33 for those without; (3) there was no significant difference for the groups with respect to Master Sergeant; (4) no significant differences were found in years to promotion by race, marital status, or gender; (5) significant differences were found, however, by participation in CCAF and academic level, with CCAF graduates taking a mean of 6.61 years for promotion to Staff Sergeant; and (6) the results suggest that the difference of promotion times may be due to increased motivation, enhanced study skills, and increased reading levels among those who pursue college degrees while serving in the Air Force. Data tables are appended. (TGI)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Community Coll. of the Air Force, Maxwell AFB, AL.