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Air Force Acquisition Logistics Division, its Creation and Role
AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF SYSTEMS AND LOGISTICS
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This thesis is a study of the Air Force Acquisition Logistics Division AFALD and how it fits into the acquisition community. The accomplishments of AFALD are examined against its objectives of influencing logistics supportability early in the acquisition process and providing a smooth transition of management responsibility from AFSC to AFLC at PMRT. To accomplish this, the thesis begins with a discussion of the acquisition process and a chronological development of the acquisition philosophy and structure from the Army Signal Corps in 1917 to the creation of AFALD. Then AFALD, along with its deputates, are examined as to mission and structure for interface into the acquisition community. Accomplishments of AFALD are then compared to AFALDs stated mission and objectives. Finally, several questions concerning lines of authority and responsibility are raised about the various organizations involved in the acquisition process.
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