Accession Number : ADA177353


Title :   A Proposal for Implementation of Commercial Activity Program in Republic of Korea: Army Maintenance Depot.


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,


Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA


Personal Author(s) : Kim,Nak H ; Kim,Jae S


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a177353.pdf


Report Date : Dec 1986


Pagination or Media Count : 109


Abstract : This thesis examines the possibility of implementation of a Commercial Activity (CA) program in the Republic of Korea (ROK) military. For more than three decades in the U.S., a CA program has been executed to improve Government efficiency. The Office of Management Budget (OMB) Circular No. A-76 is the bible for that issue. Commercial Activity is defined as certain activities which are performed by public organizations that have enough well-developed civilian competitors. The new Defense Resource Management System in the ROK military could provide the practical basis for CA concept implementation even though there are some barriers to use of cost data for the cost comparison. ROK Army depot maintenance is presented as a typical example of CA applied by in-house management and workers. The authors believe that the implementation of a CA program in the ROK Army will improve defense budget efficiency (reduce budget requirements) and also generate additional positive effects such as improving combat supportability, increasing total combat power, contributing to national growth, and promoting civil-military relationships.


Descriptors :   *MANAGEMENT , MAINTENANCE , REQUIREMENTS , COMBAT EFFECTIVENESS , DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE , GROWTH(GENERAL) , COMPARISON , ARMY FACILITIES , EFFICIENCY , THESES , COSTS , POWER , BUDGETS , MILITARY BUDGETS , SOUTH KOREA


Subject Categories : Administration and Management


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE