Accession Number : ADA194185

Title :   Testing the Model Installation Program in the Tactical Air Command: 1984-1986.

Descriptive Note : Student rept.,

Corporate Author : AIR COMMAND AND STAFF COLL MAXWELL AFB AL

Personal Author(s) : Douthit, Raymond A

PDF Url : ADA194185

Report Date : Apr 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 42

Abstract : This paper seeks to provide a comprehensive history of the Tactical Air Command's participation in the 3-year test phase of the Department of Defense Model Installation Program (MIP). The premise behind MIP was that excellent installations could be created if the installation commanders were freed from overly restrictive regulations. The MIP concept represents a dramatically different approach to base-level management, a transition from highly centralized management to a decentralized system offering the installation commander more autonomy. TAC was one of five Air Force MAJCOMs to participate in the program. The purpose of MIP was to create excellent installations by returning authority to the local level. The program originators expected the test of MIP to prove that: 1) base-level authorities can find better ways to operate bases; 2) counter-productive and wasteful regulations will be identified and purged; and 3) giving installation commanders authority commensurate with their responsibilities is the right way to improve installation management. This study concludes that the test of MIP in TAC was successful on all counts.

Descriptors :   *TACTICAL AIR COMMAND, *MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL, *AIR FORCE PERSONNEL, COUNTING METHODS, DECENTRALIZATION, DEFENSE SYSTEMS, HISTORY, INSTALLATION, MANAGEMENT, MILITARY COMMANDERS, MODELS

Subject Categories : Administration and Management

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE