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MV-22 Squadron Organization: A Different Way to Support

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Technical Report

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US Army Command and General Staff College Fort Leavenworth United States

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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.

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  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

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