711th Human Performance Wing

711th HPW CrestThe 711th Human Performance Wing (711 HPW) is a unique combination of three units: the Airman Systems Directorate (RH), the US Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine (USAFSAM) and the Human Systems Integration Directorate (HP). The synergies of combining the ideas, resources and technologies of these units position the 711 HPW as a world leader in the study and advancement of human performance.

711 HPW Leadership

Brig. Gen. James Dienst, 711th Commander   Darrell Phillipson, 711th Vice Director   Mr. Michael Newman, 711th Director of Staff   Dr. Rajesh Naik, Chief Scientist
Brig. Gen. James Dienst
  Mr. Darrell

Vice Director
  Mr. Michael

Director of Staff
  Dr. Rajesh Naik
Chief Scientist

About the 711 HPW

The 711th Human Performance Wing (711 HPW), headquartered at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio, is the first human-centric warfare wing to consolidate human performance research, education and consultation under a single organization. Established under the Air Force Research Laboratory, the 711 HPW is comprised of the Airman Systems Directorate (RH), the United States Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine (USAFSAM) and the Human Systems Integration Directorate (HP). The Wing delivers unparalleled capability to the Air Force through a combination of world class infrastructure and expertise of its diverse workforce of military, civilian and contractor personnel encompassing 75 occupational specialties including science and engineering, occupational health and safety, medical professions, technicians, educators, and business operations and support.

To be a world leader for human performance. 

To advance human performance in air, space, and cyberspace through research, education, and consultation. The Wing supports the most critical Air Force resource – the Airman of our operational military forces. The Wing’s primary focus areas are aerospace medicine, Human Effectiveness Science and Technology, and Human Systems Integration. In conjunction with the Naval Medical Research Unit – Dayton and surrounding universities and medical institutions, the 711 HPW functions as a Joint Department of Defense Center of Excellence for human performance sustainment and readiness, optimization, readiness.

711 HPW Mission Units

The 711 HPW accomplishes its mission through three distinct but complementary mission units and an integrated staff located at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, OH. In addition, the Wing includes about a dozen smaller operating locations within the United States and internationally.

AIRMAN SYSTEMS DIRECTORATE – RH provides science and leading-edge technology to define Airman capabilities, vulnerabilities, and effectiveness; train warfighters; integrate operators and weapon systems; protect Air Force personnel; and sustain aerospace operations. The Directorate is the heart of Airman-centered science and technology for the Air Force. RH has variety of positions that operate programs and focuses on four Core Technical Competencies: Training, Decision Making, Bioeffects, and Human-Centered Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance.

USAF SCHOOL OF AEROSPACE MEDICINE – USAFSAM is the premier institute for research, education, and worldwide operational consultation in Aerospace Medicine. USAFSAM has guided the advancement of aerospace medicine and human performance from the beginnings of aviation through the onset of the space age and into the present, and is the oldest continually operating institution of its kind. It is also host to the largest aeromedical library in the world.  

HUMAN SYSTEMS INTEGRATION DIRECTORATE – HP provides the Air Force with subject matter expertise in Human Systems Integration to ensure weapons systems are designed, developed, or adapted with human capabilities and limitations in mind. Major areas of emphasis include a human-centered approach to capability requirements definition and development planning, embedded HSI practitioners in MAJCOM requirements offices (A5), embedded practitioner support and reach-back support to System Program Offices, and expanded support to AF Medical Service (AFMS). HP expertise helps the Air Force achieve mission effectiveness with affordable life cycles. 

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711th Human Performance Wing
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2610 Seventh Street, Bldg. 441
Wright-Patterson AFB, OH 45433