Accession Number : ADA319990

Title :   A Study of the Educational, Experience, and Managerial Performance Requirements for Preparing Logistics Commanders.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s) : O'Malley, Thomas C.

PDF Url : ADA319990

Report Date : SEP 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 58

Abstract : For some time, senior logistics leaders have been concerned that logisticians with experience in only one logistics function are unable to create and maintain an integrated, seamless logistics system. The Air Force has recently decided to consolidate logistics career fields at the Field Grade level to ensure future Logistics Group Commanders and other senior logisticians have the broad-base of skills, experience, and knowledge that is needed to effectively manage logistics activities. One important outcome of this consolidation is the adoption of a career progression model in which logistics officers will have experience in at least two logistics functions. Preparing officers for senior leadership requires a concerted effort toward providing relevant job experience and educational development. AFIT's specialized military graduate education plays an important part in this process. This work maps out the specific set of knowledge, skills, and experience that officers need to be successful as logisticians, ensuring AFIT's continued effectiveness.

Descriptors :   *LEADERSHIP, *LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT, *LOGISTICS, FUNCTIONS, REQUIREMENTS, AIR FORCE, JOBS, MANAGEMENT, EDUCATION, MODELS, PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING), CAREERS, OFFICER PERSONNEL, MILITARY COMMANDERS, PROMOTION(ADVANCEMENT), GRADUATES.

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

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE