March 1942

A Simple Aptitude Examination

Volume 26, Issue 1

Patrick Laughlin

Ernest E Shaughnessey

IN all organizations there are certain duties the proper performance of which requires the assignment to these duties of personnel possessing a high degree of mental quickness. In an artillery organization for example, gunners, recorders, and computers at the Battalion Fire Direction Center, must be able to make various arithmetic computations rapidly and accurately. The selection of men to perform these duties is frequently made on a trial and error basis. Numerous men are tried and often considerable time is spent trying different men before satisfactory ones are found.

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