A Centralized Source of Information for the Military Working Dog Program
ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS
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This study is in response to the lack of a comprehensive source of information concerning the production of high quality working dogs. Sources of information and the components required to establish a framework for a successful working dog program are identified and discussed by over 187 subject matter experts. The study concludes that 1 the lack of a centralized system to consolidate and standardize pertinent information about the production and further development of working dogs is an industry-wide problem, and 2 ample information, and expertise to ensure the optimum operation of any working dog program. Recommendations focus on the need to exploit outside expertise, and to establish an information management system designed to ensure that the sources of information described in this theses are kept current. Implications for further research center on the absence of a master plan, fragmented command and control management, inconsistent methods of procurement, and the impact of rejection rates on the quality and quantity of the end product. Keywords Military working dog, Procurement, Information, Management rejection rates, Expanded roles, Military dogs, Theses.
- Military Forces and Organizations