Accession Number : ADA194334

Title :   SAC's B-52 Rated Field Grade Resource and the Possibility of Remaining in Non Flying Duties.

Descriptive Note : Student rept.,

Corporate Author : AIR COMMAND AND STAFF COLL MAXWELL AFB AL

Personal Author(s) : Scott, Ronald W

PDF Url : ADA194334

Report Date : Apr 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 27

Abstract : This study addresses the possibility of allowing the excess B-52, rated, field grade inventory currently in SAC, to remain in duties other than flying. It may mean missing the 9 or 11 year checkpoint in gate requirements. It looks at the reasons why SAC has the excess and analyzes why it would be better for the US Air Force as a whole to allow these field grade officers to remain away from their MWS. The goal is to produce a much more evenly distributed SAC resource and, at the same time, help the Air Force field grade short fall in certain support areas. SAC is experiencing an overage in field grade authorizations in operational units, and evenly manned or better in authorized slots in headquarters positions. Field grade officers are returning to overmanned units from staff positions to re-identify with their weapon system but, once they are back, the units are finding it difficult to keep them trained. This input of additional experience will affect future sustainment and stability. SAC could, without violating any regulations or adversely affect manning, allow certain field grade officers to remain away from their MWS. The program should be implemented as soon as possible. In the short term, the rated supplement will be at a false high until the excess has phased out through attrition.

Descriptors :   *FIELD GRADE OFFICERS, *MANPOWER UTILIZATION, ATTRITION, INVENTORY, REQUIREMENTS, WEAPON SYSTEMS, STRATEGIC AIR COMMAND, RESOURCE MANAGEMENT, JET BOMBERS

Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE