About the 711th Human Performance Wing (711 HPW)

The 711th Human Performance Wing (711 HPW) is a unique combination of the Human Effectiveness Directorate (RH) and the US Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine (USAFSAM). 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.
OUR VISION - Experts in Airman performance and recognized Department of Defense leaders in human performance.
OUR MISSION - To assure the dominant advantage in air, space, and cyberspace by advancing human performance.
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Who We ARe

The 711th Human Performance Wing (711 HPW) leads the development, integration, and delivery of Airman and Guardian-centric research, education, and consultation enabling the Air Force to achieve responsive and effective global vigilance, global reach, and global power now and in the future. Established under the Air Force Research Laboratory, the 711 HPW is comprised of the Human Effectiveness Directorate (RH) and the United States Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine (USAFSAM). 

The Wing’s multidisciplinary workforce is comprised of more than seventy occupational specialties across science, technology, and aerospace medicine. Leveraging a convergent sciences approach and supported by state-of the-art research facilities and classrooms, the Wing provides the Air Force with unparalleled expertise to maximize Airman availability, enhance Airman performance, and ensure resource efficiency -- now and in the future.

The 711 HPW also functions as a joint Department of Defense Center of Excellence for human performance sustainment and readiness, optimization, and enhancement through partnerships with the Naval Medical Research Unit-Dayton and nearby universities, industry, and medical institutions.

What We Do

The 711 HPW accomplishes its mission through 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.

HUMAN EFFECTIVENESS DIRECTORATE – RH provides science and leading-edge technology to define Airman and Guardian capabilities, vulnerabilities, and effectiveness; train warfighters; integrate operators and weapon systems; protect Department of the Air Force personnel; and sustain aerospace operations. The Directorate is the heart of Airman and Guardian-centered science and technology for the Air Force. RH focuses on four Core Technical Competencies: Adaptive Warfighter Interfaces, Training, Medical & Operational Bioeffects, and Bioeffects.

USAF SCHOOL OF AEROSPACE MEDICINE – USAFSAM is the premier institute for education and worldwide operational consultation in Aerospace and Operational Medicine. USAFSAM has been a leader in the field 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.


Contact Information

711th Human Performance Wing
Commander’s Action Group
2510 Fifth Street, Bldg. 840
Wright-Patterson AFB, OH 45433
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