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

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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