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Author Mills, Patrick, 1975- author.

Title Balancing agile combat support manpower to better meet the future security environment / Patrick Mills, John G. Drew, John A. Ausink, Daniel M. Romano, Rachel Costello.

Published ©2014
Santa Monica, CA : RAND, [2014]


Location Call No. Status
Physical description 1 online resource (xiii, 53 pages) : color illustrations.
Series Research report ; RR-337-AF
Research report (Rand Corporation) ; RR-337-AF.
Books at JSTOR Open Access
Notes "The analysis was conducted within the Resource Management Program of RAND Project Air Force"--Preface.
"RAND Project Air Force."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 50-53).
Contents Introduction -- An Enterprise Approach to Determining ACS Manpower -- Current and Alternative ACS Manpower Mixes -- Additional Considerations for Shaping ACS Forces -- Conclusions and Recommendations -- Appendix.
Summary The U.S. Air Force's (USAF's) current approach to sizing and shaping non-maintenance agile combat support (ACS) manpower often results in a discrepancy between the supply of ACS forces and operational demands because much of ACS is sized and shaped to meet the requirements of home-station installation operations, not expeditionary operations. This report proposes a more enterprise-oriented approach to measuring ACS manpower requirements by synthesizing combatant commander operational plans, Defense Planning Scenarios, functional area deployment rules, and subject-matter expert input. Using these new expeditionary metrics to assess the capacity of the current ACS manpower mix to support expeditionary operations, this report finds that there are imbalances among its career fields relative to expeditionary demands. To address these imbalances, it develops and assesses several rebalanced manpower mixes and finds that the USAF can achieve more expeditionary ACS capacity than it currently has by realigning manpower, and it can realize substantial savings by reducing end strength and substituting civilian billets for military billets.
Language notes English.
Other author Costello, Rachel, author.
Romano, Daniel M., author.
Ausink, John A., author.
Drew, John G., 1956- author.
United States. Air Force.
Rand Corporation, issuing body.
Project Air Force (U.S.). Resource Management Program.
JSTOR issuing body.
Subject United States. Air Force -- Combat sustainability.
United States. Air Force -- Personnel management.
United States. Air Force -- Operational readiness.
Military planning -- United States.
Manpower -- United States.
Electronic book.
Electronic books.
ISBN 9780833090010 (electronic bk.)
0833090011 (electronic bk.)