Accession Number : ADA215344

Title :   Developing the Mid-Level Civilian Logistician: An Empirical Study of United States Air Force GS-12 to GM-13 Professional Development.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

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

Personal Author(s) : West, David C

PDF Url : ADA215344

Report Date : Sep 1989

Pagination or Media Count : 149

Abstract : This study continues five years of AFIT research on the senior Air Force Logistician. The purpose of this research was to use the previously developed AFIT Civilian Model, a weighted model of the background, characteristics, and qualities of ideal senior Air Force civilian logistician, in order to determine the development needs of the population of GS-12 to GM-13 logisticians. The study also surveyed and classified existing professional development programs for civilian logisticians, and evaluated the appropriateness of these programs in meeting developmental needs for GS-12 to GM-13 logisticians. A written survey evaluated these mid-level civilian logisticians against the AFIT Civilian Model's 100 point scale. Structured telephone interviews provided information about the range and variety of existing professional development programs. The research used non-parametric statistics to evaluate program appropriateness by determining the correlation between developmental needs and corresponding programs. (kr)

Descriptors :   *JOB ANALYSIS, *LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT, INTERVIEWING, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, POPULATION, AIR FORCE PERSONNEL, NONPARAMETRIC STATISTICS, TELEPHONE SYSTEMS, WEIGHTING FUNCTIONS

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

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE