Air Force NCOs Competency Profile in the Future Operational Environment

Ireneusz Nowak, Katarzyna Szczepanska-Woszczyna, Arkadiusz Letkiewicz, Iwona Klonowska
European Research Studies Journal, Volume XXIV, Special Issue 4, 457-468, 2021
DOI: 10.35808/ersj/2730


Purpose: The article aims to identify a profile of NCOs competencies ensuring the functioning of the Polish Air Force in the context of anticipated changes in the operational environment. Design/Methodology/Approach: The analysis of quantitative empirical material (303 questionnaires performed among NCOs) concerning the structure of competencies required in the future operational environment. Findings: Based on a set of diagnostic variables (potential indicators of competencies, here - 53 characteristics), a new set of 9 variables was created to express the relationships between the observed variables. Practical implications: A developed competency profile may be used to design a study program and thus will improve the educational system, will be helpful to evaluate the NCO. The model may help in implementing changes to use the employees' competencies effectively. Originality/Value: It is complete research for determining the structure of NCO competencies suitable for the future operational environment.

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