An integrated survey system for addressing abuse and misconduct toward Air Force trainees during basic military training

"In response to several high-profile incidents of sexual misconduct by military training instructors (MTIs) during Basic Military Training (BMT), in 2012 the U.S. Air Force's Air Education and Training Command (AETC) asked RAND Project AIR FORCE to develop an integrated survey system to he...

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Main Authors: Keller, Kirsten M., Miller, Laura L. (Author), Robson, Sean (Author), Farris, Coreen (Author)
Corporate Authors: Project Air Force (U.S.), United States Air Force, Rand Corporation
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Santa Monica RAND Corporation [2015]©2015, 2015
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Collection: JSTOR Open Access Books - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Summary:"In response to several high-profile incidents of sexual misconduct by military training instructors (MTIs) during Basic Military Training (BMT), in 2012 the U.S. Air Force's Air Education and Training Command (AETC) asked RAND Project AIR FORCE to develop an integrated survey system to help address abuse and misconduct towad trainees in the BMT environment. Based on an extensive review of relevant materials--including internal AETC investigations of these incidents, Air Force and Department of Defense policies, and the scientific literature--trainee experiences and related reporting behaviors for the following abuse and misconduct categories: trainee bullying, maltreatment and maltraining, unprofessional relationships, sexual harassment, and unwanted sexual experiences. The survey also measures individual perceptions of the squadron climate and BMT feedback and support systems. The MTI survey assesses the extent to which MTIs were aware of trainees experiencing abuse, as well of their perceptions of the related squadron climate and MTI reporting behaviors. The MTI survey also includes a section on MTI quality of life, including job attitudes, the work environment, and job stressors. The report concludes with recommendations about survey administration, reporting the results, and additional areas for improvement to better track and monitor actual instances of and the potential for abuse and misconduct"--Page 4 of cover
Item Description:"RR-964-AF"--Page 4 of cover. - "Rand Project Air Force.". - "Prepared for the United States Air Force.". - "Approved for public release; distribution unlimited."
Physical Description:xviii, 180 pages color illustrations
ISBN:9780833088932
0833088939