Accession Number : ADA186980

Title :   An Investigation of the Essential Qualities, Characteristics, and Background Requirements for a Professional Senior Civilian Logistician.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

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

Personal Author(s) : Nancarrow, Donald W

PDF Url : ADA186980

Report Date : Sep 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 247

Abstract : Department of Defense management has come under increasing scrutiny lately as defense spending is a political issue. Military logistics has received attention because personnel, operations, and support consume over half of the DoD budget. The Assistant Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Logistics recently stated DOD's logistics management needed improvement and needed senior personnel who can function effectively over many high-level logistics assignments. Air Force officials have made similar statements. This research is an effort toward defining a normative model of the essential qualities, characteristics, and background of the ideal Air Force senior civilian logistician. Research efforts at the Air Force Institute of Technology developed an AFIT Model of the senior military logistician. Because this research had the same objective as the military model research, similar procedures were adopted. These included a review of literature, interviews with senior logistics officials about successful logisticians, a Delphi survey, model definition, and weighting the model components. An additional interview set evaluated the applicability of the military model to civilians. This study completed both sets of interviews and started the Delphi survey step. Interview results and a draft Delphi questionnaire were produced.

Descriptors :   *LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT, *PERSONNEL DEVELOPMENT, *SPECIALISTS, ACQUISITION, AIR FORCE, DELPHI TECHNIQUES, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, INTERVIEWING, LOGISTICS, MANAGEMENT, MILITARY OPERATIONS, MODELS, QUESTIONNAIRES, REQUIREMENTS, SURVEYS, THESES, CIVILIAN PERSONNEL, AIR FORCE PERSONNEL

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

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE