Accession Number : AD1006488


Title :   A Study of United States Army Product Support Manager (PSM) Training


Descriptive Note : Technical Report


Corporate Author : Defense Acquisition University Huntsville United States


Personal Author(s) : Schocke,John C


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/1006488.pdf


Report Date : 25 Mar 2016


Pagination or Media Count : 82


Abstract : The ability to defend the United States of America rests upon the shoulders of the men and women of the Armed Forces whose mission and objectives require the proper equipment and weapon systems. The concept of product support is the backbone of the process that ensures the existence of Aligned and synchronized operational, acquisition, and sustainment communities working together to deliver required and affordable Warfighter outcomes (Product Support Manager Guidebook, 2015). The purpose of the research is to review relevant policy and data associated with Product Support Manager (PSM) responsibilities, measure the current status of PSM training and selection, and conduct an analysis of the effectiveness of that PSM training in relation to weapon system acquisition support.


Descriptors :   weapon systems , military procurement , life cycle management , managers , management training , personnel development , leadership training


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE