Accession Number : ADA141870

Title :   Re-Orienting Field-Level Maintenance,


Personal Author(s) : Narragon,E A ; Demchak,C C ; White,T A ; Wilk,J R

PDF Url : ADA141870

Report Date : Jan 1984

Pagination or Media Count : 45

Abstract : This study examines several maintenance support concepts employed by the Military Departments to support a variety of weapon systems. It uses six criteria to evaluate the wartime viability of each maintenance concept. To be effective in war, support must have a strong mission orientation, be adaptable to all theaters of operations, require few modifications to transition to war, provide quick, accurate and complete information on the status of systems and support resources, have available redundant sources of maintenance support, and be exercised adequately in peacetime. Our primary conclusion is that, for a variety of reasons, some of the maintenance concepts employed now are not viable in war. As a first step to improving wartime maintenance, we recommend that the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Manpower, Installations and Logistics) issue a new policy directive on actions to be taken in peacetime to ensure wartime viability of maintenance support practices and procedures. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Management planning and control, *Maintenance management, *Logistics support, *Military training, *Maintenance personnel, Field conditions, Theater level operations, Modification, Weapon systems, Reliability, Operational readiness, Operational effectiveness, Warfare, Resource management, Peacetime

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Humanities and History
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE