Accession Number:

ADA028400

Title:

Program Management. A Viable Air Force Career.

Descriptive Note:

Study project rept.,

Corporate Author:

DEFENSE SYSTEMS MANAGEMENT SCHOOL FORT BELVOIR VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1974-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

51.0

Abstract:

This paper examines how Air Force Program Managers perceive themselves and their jobs. The paper was written to provide some useful information to Air Force Systems Command for their use in implementing DODD 5000.XX, Systems Acquisition Management Careers. While this new directive establishes policy for the selection, training, and career development of DOD personnel who are required for the management of major defense systems acquisition, this study is concerned mostly with career development. The author sent questionnaires to fifty-six major program managers, receiving replies from thirty-three respondents. After analyzing the response, he concludes, that, if the Air Force is to recruit and retain the type of PM it needs, changes in the promotion system must come about. Only then will Program Management become a truly viable Air Force career.

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE