Accession Number : ADA305694

Title :   An Analysis of United States Marine Corps Contracting During Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Caldwell, Gregory R.

PDF Url : ADA305694

Report Date : DEC 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 86

Abstract : The purpose of this study was to document United States Marine Corps contracting and procurement activities during Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm. This was accomplished by examining who was there, how they were organized, and in what type of actions the contracting and procurement professionals were involved. The researcher evaluated these areas to determine not only what improvements can be made, but also what should not be changed. The results of this study indicates that the Marine Corps needs to examine the following areas: the current organization of Marine Corps contracting, hardware and software requirements of contingency contractors, legal officer requirements, and the training and education needs of the contracting workforce. This study also recommends changes to the structure and organization of current contracting units, the standardizing of software used by the various contingency contracting organizations, the identification qualified legal officers to be deployed for contingencies, training for both contractors and senior commanders and the use of the lesson learned system to document contracting operations.

Descriptors :   *CONTRACT ADMINISTRATION, *CONTRACTORS, *OPERATIONAL EFFECTIVENESS, *WARTIME, *MARINE CORPS OPERATIONS, *RAPID DEPLOYMENT, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, MILITARY REQUIREMENTS, LESSONS LEARNED, ACQUISITION, EDUCATION, THESES, STANDARDIZATION, MARINE CORPS EQUIPMENT, MILITARY PROCUREMENT, WORKLOAD, MARINE CORPS TRAINING, FACTOR ANALYSIS.

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE