Design of Field-Based Crosstraining Programs and Implications for Readiness

Survey Instrument and Database Documentation

by Rebecca Mazel

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This Note documents the survey instruments and data sources used to support the analyses described in RAND report R-4242-A, Design of Field-Based Crosstraining Programs and Implications for Readiness. This study used two forms of data: (1) data collected via specially designed survey instruments; and (2) existing maintenance data and personnel records. Supervisors were queried about their job responsibilities, perceptions of train-up requirements, and perceptions of which military occupational specialties (MOS) might be combined in future training. This study also incorporated data from several existing databases: the Enlisted Master File (EMF), the official Department of the Army information base for enlisted personnel; the Army's Aviation Unscheduled Maintenance Sample Data Collection (UMSDC) system, and the Standard Army Maintenance System's (SAMS) Work Order Logistics File (WOLF). All these databases were used to understand the overall workload and job responsibilities of chosen maintenance units.

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