Accession Number : ADA187992

Title :   An Analysis of Air Force Systems Command's Industrial Surge Preparedness Planning.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

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

Personal Author(s) : Hunigan, Kirk A

PDF Url : ADA187992

Report Date : Sep 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 114

Abstract : As U.S. foreign policy calls for a decrease in Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces in Europe, the U.S. needs to increase its conventional capability in order to maintain vigilant deterrence against the Warsaw Pact forces. The objective of this study was to analyze Air Force Systems Command's industrial surge preparedness planning and policies and how they are implemented at five major product divisions. This research documents findings and concerns about AFSC's surge preparedness planning and policies, outside influences and relationships, and recommendations for future industrial base initiatives. Interviews disclosed that industrial surge preparedness planning is a low priority responsibility. It is not sufficiently funded and rarely addressed at program reviews or milestone decisions. Furthermore, the using commands do not usually offer their surge requirements, but expect AFSC to determine the user's surge requirements for them. A survey indicated that for many programs, surge was not a requirement. However, tactical systems had the greatest share of surge requirements. The survey also indicated that program offices are seldom questioned about surge considerations from their chain of command or their users. Finally, the survey showed that many of the program and project managers have had little to no exposure to surge preparedness planning through their formal education.

Descriptors :   *INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION, *AIR FORCE SYSTEMS COMMAND, *AIR FORCE PLANNING, EUROPE, FOREIGN POLICY, INDUSTRIES, INTERMEDIATE RANGE(DISTANCE), MILITARY FORCES(FOREIGN), NUCLEAR FORCES(MILITARY), POLICIES, REQUIREMENTS, SURGES, THESES, WARSAW PACT COUNTRIES, AIR FORCE EQUIPMENT

Subject Categories : Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE