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U.S. Air Force 711th HPW

Our Work

Knowesis supports the USAFSAM Department of Aerospace Medicine (USAFSAM/FE), Aerospace Medicine Studies and Analysis Division (FES) providing data audits, research and evaluation of programming effectiveness, and tracking of programmatic measures of success. Our subject matter experts (SMEs) support USAFSAM and Air Force Materiel Command (AFMC) in providing data and visual analytic support for the AFMC Suicide Risk Analysis study. Our team assists in designing, formulating, conducting, and leading data analysis of operational studies on health surveillance data health records and other relevant military records and risk reduction of negative health outcomes affecting the USAF total force population. Our highly qualified SMEs use cognizant judgement and originality in developing innovative approaches to define and resolve highly complex situations and identify risk factors that contribute to service member suicide. Our work includes:


  • Oversee program development, and data analysis
  • Consultation support to the client’s Operations Support Team (OST)
  • Assist in data collection in support of USAFSAM / FES mission
  • Assist in development of Tableau dashboards for AFMC
  • Develop statistical model assisting OSTs in determining USAF units, bases, and installations for suicide risk


Our Results 

Knowesis provides data via dashboards to support Operational Support Teams (OST) embedded across Air Force units, bases, and installations. Real-time data for informed decision-making regarding next steps for programs being observed is the goal. Knowesis is also working with the Military’s Operations Research Scientists assigned to the Integrated Operational Support (IOS) team to better understand the logic behind the current model and the needs and requirements for the new statistical model under development. This new model will assist the client in evaluating needs for both Active Duty and Civilian members as well, to improve determiners of high suicide risk across the enterprise.

U.S. Air Force 711th HPW

  • The 711th Human Performance Wing (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 711th HPW is comprised of the Airman Systems Directorate (RH) and the United States Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine (USAFSAM). 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.

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