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Current Effects of Army Materiel Command Operation Order 16-189 at TACOM LCMC

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Technical Report

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Defense Acquisition University Sterling Heights United States

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Army Materiel Command AMC issues an Operations Order 16-189 OPORD that changed mission alignment in several organizations. The purpose of this study is to identify the nature and magnitude of changes that have been made to achieve the intent of the AMC OPORD with regard to the organizational characteristics of Tank Automotive Armaments Command TACOM, Army Contracting Command-Warren ACC-WRN and Tank Automotive Research Development and Engineering Center TARDEC, and the community of the TACOM Life Cycle Management Command LCMC. The intent of the OPORD is Commanders Intent. As the Army continues to evolve, my intent is to posture AMC to ensure that we provide readiness to the future force while continuing to take care of the soldiers of today and in the future. AMC will align mission command toward three portfolio-based organizations empowered to provide sustainable readiness in aviation and missiles, communications and electronics, and tank and automotive. AMC will achieve a command-wide synchronized and integrated effort across the entire materiel acquisition life cycle, and provide a framework for future change to increase AMCs continued ability to shape and influence acquisition policy, procedures, and materiel solutions to meet Warfighter needs and enhance readiness today and for the future force Army Materiel Command, 2016.The OPORD is one of the most recent examples of how the Army acquisition community has changed to provide the materiel needed by the war-fighting community to executing Department of Army DA and Department of Defense DoD operational missions. Analyzing the OPORD in the context of previous changes to the Army acquisition community and in the context of change management models will help bring understanding of the effectiveness of the OPORD.

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  • Military Forces and Organizations
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

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