Accession Number : ADA305980

Title :   The Role of the Project Manager During the Foreign Military Sales of New Tactical Wheeled Vehicles.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Herbert, Linda R.

PDF Url : ADA305980

Report Date : DEC 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 142

Abstract : This thesis examines the functional management role of the Project Manager with respect to the Foreign Military Sales process associated with the sale of new tactical wheeled vehicles. An effective FMS implementation process is becoming more crucial to the encouragement and sustainment of United States defense companies, and for the modernization of allied forces. A comparative analysis of the sale of the new Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles to Thailand and Kuwait, was conducted to identify the role of the Project Manager and develop lessons learned and recommendations for issue resolution. Both cases were analyzed from five different perspectives: (1) comparative analysis of the PMO's actions in the Letter of Offer and Acceptance phases, (2) functional analysis of the security assistance agencies involved in the FMS vehicle process, (3) functional management role analysis of the PM, (4) ethical considerations concerning FMS and the PM, and, (5) an analysis of the impact of FMS on the industrial base. Conclusions drawn from these analyses reveal that the functional management role of the PM is vital to the successful completion of FMS transactions. Adoption of the recommendations in this thesis should result in improved project management and project effectiveness in future Foreign Military Sales agreements.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY ASSISTANCE, *MILITARY VEHICLES, *GROUND VEHICLES, *MANAGEMENT PERSONNEL, *FOREIGN MILITARY SALES, *ROLES(BEHAVIOR), KUWAIT, JOBS, UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT, LESSONS LEARNED, ECONOMIC IMPACT, COMPARISON, THESES, FUNCTIONAL ANALYSIS, ETHICS, AGREEMENTS, MILITARY MODERNIZATION, DEFENSE INDUSTRY, PERCEPTION, SECURITY PERSONNEL, INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS, THAILAND.

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Government and Political Science
      Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE