Accession Number : ADA194093

Title :   Air Force Civil Engineering Wartime Training.

Descriptive Note : Study project,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Cannan, David M

PDF Url : ADA194093

Report Date : 25 Mar 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 79

Abstract : During peacetime the assigned wartime taskings of the AFCE military bear little resemblance to their routing peacetime activities. Consequently, they are uniquely dependent upon specialized training to prepare them for the kinds of work they will face in war. In the organizational structure as it now exists, however, training for war must compete with daily customer demands. Most often, this struggle has favored the peacetime routine at the expense of combat readiness. To increase the credibility of Prime BEEF, a goal was established that wartime training be increased. At the present time, there is no simple way to achieve a goal of about 25% of available direct work hours. This study focuses on this and related problems. An innovative contracting technique, 'SABER', and an organizational realignment, which separates the military of Prime BEEF from the mixed base civil engineering organization are proposed as solutions to this problem. The author's conclusions include: 1) Organizing for war and increasing Prime BEEF training time are possible today; 2) The SABER concept, if properly managed, provides the needed flexibility to meet peacetime demands while at the same time preparing for war; and 3) Desk top estimates indicate feasibility, although costs most certainly will increase with the change. Keywords: Mobile readiness; Prime BEEF (Prime Base Engineer Emergency Forces); SABER (Simplified Acquisition of Base Engineer Requirements); Air Force military engineering; Air Force training; Air Force facilities.

Descriptors :   *AIR FORCE TRAINING, *CIVIL ENGINEERING, *COMBAT READINESS, *MILITARY ENGINEERING, *OPERATIONAL READINESS, *ORGANIZATIONS, ACQUISITION, AIR FORCE FACILITIES, COSTS, ENGINEERS, MOBILE, PEACETIME, REQUIREMENTS, SIMPLIFICATION, WARFARE

Subject Categories : Civil Engineering
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE