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Naval History and Heritage Command

San Diego Navy Personnel R&D Center Oral History Transcripts

Dates: 1982

Collection of transcripts related to Navy Laboratories Oral History Program. The interviews were conducted by Roger Kempler and Al B. Christman. 

Black, Robert G.
Date of Interview: 21 July 1982
Interviewer: Kempler, Roger
Interview with CAPT Black, USN (RET.), former Director, Personnel Research Division (PERS A3), Bureau of Naval Personnel, as part of a series of interviews for the Navy Laboratories Oral History Program (Development of Navy Personnel R&D).

Bryan, Glenn L.
Date of Interview: 29 July 1982
Interviewer: Kempler, Roger
Interview with Dr. Bryan, Associate Director of Research for Life Sciences in the Office of Naval Research, as part of a series of interviews for the Navy Laboratories Oral History Program (Development of Navy Personnel R&D Phase).  Topics discussed include:  his major contributions to Navy's Personnel Research Program; the formation of the Navy Personnel Research and Development Center in the 1972-1974 era and its achievements over the last ten years.

Camp, Victor
Date of Interview: 7 July 1982
Interviewer: Kempler, Roger
Interview with Mr. Camp, former Research and Manager in Personnel Research for the Navy, as part of a series of interviews for the Navy Laboratories Oral History Program (Development of Navy Personnel R&D Phase).  Topics discussed include his major contributions to Navy's Personnel Research Program; his activities in the early post-World War II days of the Navy Personnel Research Program; his tenure as Deputy Head, New Developments Branch, Personnel Research Division of the Bureau of Naval Personnel; his role in the initial organizational planning for the establishment of the Navy Personnel Research and Development Center; and his final position prior to his retirement as the Managment Support Officer for NPRDC.

Carstater, Eugene D. 
Date of Interview: 23 July 1982
Interviewer: Kempler, Roger
Interview with Dr. Carstater, Former Head, Training Research Branch, Personnel Research Division, Bureau of Naval Personnel, as part of a series of interviews for the Navy Laboratories Oral History Program (Development of Navy Personnel R&D

Collins, John J.
Date of Interview: 27 July 1982
Interviewer: Kempler, Roger
Interview with Dr. Collins, Former Manager, Coordinator of the Navy's Personnel Research, Development, Test and Evaluation Program in the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations (OP987-F), as part of a series of interviews for the Navy Laboratories Oral History Program (Development of Navy Personnel R&D Phase).  Topics discussed include:  his service as the Behavioral Science Advisor to the Assistant Secretary of the navy for research and Development and his role in the managerial process which led to the establishment of Navy Personnel Research & Development Center (NPRCD) in San Diego; his contributions to the personnel R&D program; his perspective of Navy Human Resources RDT&E over the 20+ years of his association with it.

Fields, Victor
Date of Interview: 29 July 1982
Interviewer: Kempler, Roger
Interview with Dr. Victor Fields, former Researcher and Program Manager, Navy Personnel Research Program, by Mr. Roger Kempler, 29 July 1982, as part of a series of interviews for the Navy Laboratories Oral History Program (Development of Navy Personnel R&D Phase).  Topics discussed include:  his major contributions to Navy's Personnel Research Program; his responsibilities as Researcher and Program Manager of the Navy Personnel Research Program; the Personnel Classification Branch (PERS 152) of the Personnel Research Division and its relationship to BUPERS; the New Developments Branch of the Personnel Research Division; his managerial style in the Psychological Measurement Branch and his philosophy; formation of the Navy Personnel Research and Development Center; the major accomplishments of the Personnel Research Division of BUPERS and its field activities. 

Friedman, Sidney
Date of Interview: 21 July 1982
Interviewer: Kempler, Roger
Interview with Mr. Friedman, former Head, Psychological Research Branch (PERS-152), Bureau of Naval Personnel, as part of a series of interviews for the Navy Laboratories Oral History Program (Development of Navy Personnel R&D Phase). 

Jones, Earl
Date of Interview: 10 March 1978
Interviewer: Christman, Al B.
Interview with Dr. Earl Jones, former Technical Director of the Navy Personnel and Training Research Laboratory, San Diego, and Director of Independent R & D and Head of Advanced Planning, Navy Personnel Research and Development Center, by Mr. Al  B. Christman, 10 and 15 March 1978, as part of a series of interviews for the Navy Laboratories Oral History Program (Development of Navy Personnel R&D Phase).  Topics discussed include his major contributions to Navy's Personnel Research Program; his responsibilities as Technical Director of the Navy Personnel and Training Research Laboratory, Director of Independent R & D and Head of Advanced Planning, NPRDC; the early background and philosophy of NPRDC; differences in Personnel Research, 1950s and 1970s; personnel research in wars and crisis; high technology personnel requirements of Navy; future of the Navy Laboratories.

Kelly, James F. Jr.
Date of Interview: 22 September 1982
Interviewer: Kempler, Roger
Interview with CAPT James F. Kelly, Jr., USN, CO, Navy Personnel Research and Development Center, San Diego, by Mr. Roger Kempler, 22 September 1982, as part of a series of interviews for the Navy Laboratories Oral History Program (Development of Navy Personnel R&D Phase).  Topics discussed include:  his major contributions to Navy's Personnel Research Program; his responsibilities as CO of NPRDC from August 1980 to 30 June 1983; his goals and philosophy relating to Personnel R & D; the challenge of Human Factors Engineering; major contributions of NPRDC over the initial 10 year period.

Marten, William H.
Date of Interview: 30 June 1982
Interviewer: Kempler, Roger
Interview with Mr. William H. Marten, former Administrative Officer, Navy Personnel Research and Development Center, San Diego, by Mr. Roger Kempler, 30 June 1982, as part of a series of interviews for the Navy Laboratories Oral History Program (Development of Navy Personnel R&D Phase).  Topics discussed include his major contributions to Navy's Personnel Research Program; his responsibilities as Administrative Officer of NPRDC; his earlier tenure with the Navy Personnel Research Activity in San Diego; establishment of tha Personnel R & D Center-A Concept; NPRDC's early problems---coordination of Washington people with San Diego people, choosing a Technical Director, facilities, plant security, and selling the Center to the Navy; major accomplishments of NPRDC over the past ten years.

Price, David G.
Date of Interview: 28 July 1982
Interviewer: Kempler, Roger
Interview with Mr. Price, former Head, Billet and Qualifications Research Branch, Personnel Research Division, Bureau of Naval Personnel, as part of a series of interviews for the Navy Laboratories Oral History Program.

Regan, James J.
Date of Interview: 16 July 1982
Interviewer: Kempler, Roger
Interview with Dr. Regan, former Technical Director, Navy Personnel Research and Development Center, San Diego,  as part of a series of interviews for the Navy Laboratories Oral History Program (Development of Navy Personnel R&D Phase).

Seymour, Harry R.
Date of Interview: 29 June 1982
Interviewer: Kempler, Roger
Interview with Dr. Seymour, Liaison Officer/former Director, Planning and Appraisal, Navy Personnel Research and Development Center, San Diego, as part of a series of interviews for the Navy Laboratories Oral History Program. 

Worchesek, Robert R.
Date of Interview: 31 August 1982
Interviewer: Kempler, Roger
Interview with CAPT Worchesek, USN (Ret.), former Director, Personnel Research Division (PERS-A3), Bureau of Naval Personnel, as part of a series of interviews for the Navy Laboratories Oral History Program (Development of Navy Personnel R&D).

Published: Mon Mar 22 10:57:18 EDT 2021