Accession Number : AD1038750


Title :   MV-22 Squadron Organization: A Different Way to Support


Descriptive Note : Technical Report


Corporate Author : US Army Command and General Staff College Fort Leavenworth United States


Personal Author(s) : Knickerbocker, Bret J


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/1038750.pdf


Report Date : 09 Jun 2017


Pagination or Media Count : 97


Abstract : The United States Marine Corps has seen a steady increase in demand for its MV-22 capabilities since its first deployment in 2007. The MV-22 community is at a tipping point in its ability to support its operational requirements. This thesis seeks to describe the current state of the MV-22 community by studying the MV-22 model manager MAG-26. Examining the maintenance data since 2013 shows a decrease in the ability to maintain aircraft. This is due to several factors; a loss of maintenance proficiency, a loss of aircrew and pilot proficiency, decreased retention rates, a decrease in dwell-to-deploy time, increase in transfer of aircrafts, and incompatible parts with multiple MV-22 configurations. This thesis will explore solutions to these issues and make recommendations on how a change in squadron organization can regain pilot, aircrew, and maintenance proficiency along with increasing aircraft mission capable rate.


Descriptors :   marine corps , personnel management , task forces , deployment , training , tilt rotor aircraft , aircraft equipment , logistics , maintenance , military capabilities , military forces (united states)


Subject Categories : Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE