Accession Number : ADA186924

Title :   The Next Generation Senior Military Logistician: An Empirical Study of United States Air Force Lieutenant Colonels.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

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

Personal Author(s) : Beals, John K

PDF Url : ADA186924

Report Date : Sep 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 152

Abstract : There has been interest in the issue concerning the qualifications of senior military logisticians and their ability to handle the totality of today's logistics system. Captain Zavada assessed the qualities of Air Force colonels serving in logistics career fields one year prior to this research. Her study was based on a model of the professional military logistician created by Captain Allan Overbey. This research extends the research of Zavada and Overbey by applying Overbey's model, called the AFIT Model, to the next generation of senior military Air Force logisticians; Lieutenant colonels. The experience and qualities of lieutenant colonels currently serving in logistics related career fields were assessed and evaluated to determine how logisticians fit the AFIT Model. The results of the analysis of the lieutenant colonels was then compared to the results of an analysis on the colonels studied by Zavada. The same survey used by Zavada was used to gather background information on the lieutenant colonels. This research provided extensive information about the experience and qualities of both colonels and lieutenant colonels in Air Force logistics positions.

Descriptors :   *OFFICER PERSONNEL, *LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT, *AIR FORCE PERSONNEL, *QUALIFICATIONS, AIR FORCE, CAREERS, LOGISTICS, THESES, SURVEYS, PERSONNEL DEVELOPMENT, REQUIREMENTS

Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE