Accession Number : ADA134450

Title :   Effect of Ready Reserve Forces on the CONUS Sustaining Force Concept.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF SYSTEMS AND LOGISTICS

Personal Author(s) : Thorpe,York D

PDF Url : ADA134450

Report Date : Sep 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 115

Abstract : This research determined the effect of the manpower shortage created by Ready Reserve personnel who hold emergency essential (wartime) civilian civil engineering positions on anticipated CONUS Sustaining Force manning. Seventy CONUS bases were used in the study. Six MAJCOMs (AFLC, AFSC, ATC, MAC, SAC, AND TAC) and the USAFA provided data on the number of Ready Reserve personnel who hold emergency essential positions for their respective bases. Descriptive analysis of these data combined with data from the CONUS Sustaining Force Manpower Standard Study determined the manpower shortage for the six MAJCOMs and the USAFA. Initial results indicated that four MAJCOMs (AFLC, ATC, MAC and SAC) and the USAFA exceeded the established manpower shortage criteria. However, AFR 40-910 specifies that only Standby Reservists and military retirees can hold emergency essential positions. Therefore, only two MAJCOMs (ATC and SAC) will still have a manpower shortage. A review of pertinent Air Force regulations, together with interviews with three Civil Engineering experts, provided three recommended methods for filling vacated emergency essential civilian positions: acquiring overhires, retraining, and using civilian contractors. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Military force levels, *Manpower, *Military reserves, Civil engineering, Military requirements, Standards, Air Force planning, Regulations, Civilian personnel, Manpower utilization, Performance(Human), Optimization, Combat support, Mobilization, Emergencies, Crisis management, Shortages, Management planning and control, Theses

Subject Categories : Administration and Management

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE