HumRRO is pleased to announce it is supporting the United States Space Force (USSF) through a 15-month Time and Materials subcontract from Infoscitex (IST), a subsidiary of DCS Corporation, via DCS’s OASIS contract Enhanced Airman Alignment task order with the 711 Human Performance Wing at Wright-Patterson AFB. The government technical lead for the effort is the Air Force Personnel Center, Strategic Research and Assessment Branch. USSF is the nation’s newest military service, responsible for cultivating, developing, and advancing space power to ensure national prosperity and security.
USSF’s goal is to be a lean, mission-focused, digital service—a goal that requires people with unique technical and non-technical talents. To help meet that objective, HumRRO will be developing and validating new enlisted and officer selection models for space-related jobs that optimize predicted job success, while expanding access to qualified and diverse candidates.
The USSF recognizes that attracting, recruiting, and accessioning people with those unique talents will be challenging, especially with today’s competitive market for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) talent. HumRRO is uniquely positioned to tackle this challenge through its extensive experience developing and validating enlisted and officer models for selection and classification for other military branches, including the U.S. Air Force, the U.S. Army, and the U.S. Navy.
As a part of this project, HumRRO will be conducting the following tasks to attract, recruit, and access the talent needed for space-related jobs while mitigating potential barriers to service:
- Identify criterion measures that are aligned with job requirements and that differentiate job performance between space-related jobs in the U.S. Space Force and U.S. Air Force.
- Develop Predictive Success Models for Space Force career fields with advanced modeling procedures, for use in classification into enlisted and officer jobs, using cognitive measures, such as the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB), and non-cognitive measures, such as personality and interest assessments.
- Validate Predictive Success Models against identified criterion measures and develop proposed candidate standards for use in classification that optimize performance and diversity objectives.
“Using innovative methods to identify and select qualified and diverse candidates, we will meet the ‘Always Above’ standard set by USSF,” said David Dorsey, Ph.D., vice president of business development at HumRRO. “We’re honored to be trusted by the U.S. military to continue to help meet their critical talent management needs and are excited to embark on this new adventure with the U.S. Space Force.”