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Master of Science


Department of Operational Sciences

First Advisor

Stephen M. Swartz, PhD


The Department of Defense (DOD) has placed a great deal of importance on training and education, throughout all areas of infrastructure development and force implementation. A more knowledgeable operating unit, in any situation, is consistently the deciding factor for success. The United States Air Force, too, has emphasized this ideal and sought to employ those persons most qualified for the required task. Yet, problems within the classroom and various training venues are always present and should be continually marked for improvement. Existing assessment techniques should provide an accurate account of the quality of information learned by DOD personnel. This is undoubtedly crucial to war and peacetime functions. Therefore, testing as an assessment tool should be challenged, and new procedures - if deemed effective - should be recognized and introduced.

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