Accession Number:

ADA070619

Title:

Combat and Tactical Vehicle Maintenance in the Army,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT INST WASHINGTON D C

Report Date:

1979-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

99.0

Abstract:

This study reviews the capability of direct and general support maintenance units to satisfy wartime requirements. Units assigned to the Forces Command, Europe, Army Reserve, and the Army National Guard were included in the evaluation. Active Army DS units are generally capable of performing at their planned wartime level. Several nondivisional units are not receiving the necessary experience on some equipment. It is recommended that the Army realign maintenance support missions so that those units maintain equipment they will support during wartime. Active Army GS units are unprepared for wartime. Many units are not performing GS-level repairs, those that do concentrate on easier, tactical vehicle components. Few units receive any exposure to end items, especially combat vehicles. It is recommended that the Army establish a Mechanic Enhancement Program for GS-level mechanics. That program integrates apprentice training, improved workload and missions for active units, and advanced technician training for experienced GS mechanics.

Subject Categories:

  • Humanities and History
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
  • Combat Vehicles

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE