Accession Number : ADA254764


Title :   Establishing Links Between U.S. Army Facility Attributes and Mission Requirements


Descriptive Note : Final interim rept.,


Corporate Author : CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING RESEARCH LAB (ARMY) CHAMPAIGN IL


Personal Author(s) : Flickinger, William H ; Perez, Gonzalo ; Lee, Tanya ; Neathammer, Robert D


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a254764.pdf


Report Date : Jun 1992


Pagination or Media Count : 33


Abstract : While Army installation facilities actively help accomplish Army mission requirements, it is sometimes difficult to quantify their contribution. In the climate of shrinking Federal funding, it has become important to present Army facility construction, maintenance, and repair programs in a context that clearly shows their relationship to the overall Army mission, as high-priority tasks. A facility's mission and/or functional responsiveness can be seriously compromised when facility requirements or unit missions are scaled down because the relationship between well-maintained facilities and the Army's 'mission readiness' has been downplayed or misunderstood. This interim report establishes some of the relationships between facility attributes and the Army's mission requirements. A literature search and survey of Army installation commanders showed that a unit's mission readiness is directly related to equipment maintenance and to personnel turnover. Mission readiness is indirectly related to other maintenance and repair functions, and to 'quality of life' factors that affect personnel turnover. Later stages of this research will devise a model to quantify and measure the effects of facility attributes on Army mission requirements to help properly prioritize facility construction, maintenance, and repair projects.


Descriptors :   *MAINTENANCE , FUNCTIONS , REQUIREMENTS , MODELS , FACILITIES , ARMY FACILITIES , REPAIR , CONSTRUCTION , QUALITY , SURVEYS , INSTALLATION , MISSIONS , PERSONNEL , MILITARY BUDGETS


Subject Categories : Information Science
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE