Establishing Links Between U.S. Army Facility Attributes and Mission Requirements
Final interim rept.,
CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING RESEARCH LAB (ARMY) CHAMPAIGN IL
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While Army installation facilities actively help accomplish Army mission requirements, it is sometimes difficult to quantify their contribution. In the climate of shrinking Federal funding, it has become important to present Army facility construction, maintenance, and repair programs in a context that clearly shows their relationship to the overall Army mission, as high-priority tasks. A facilitys mission andor functional responsiveness can be seriously compromised when facility requirements or unit missions are scaled down because the relationship between well-maintained facilities and the Armys mission readiness has been downplayed or misunderstood. This interim report establishes some of the relationships between facility attributes and the Armys mission requirements. A literature search and survey of Army installation commanders showed that a units mission readiness is directly related to equipment maintenance and to personnel turnover. Mission readiness is indirectly related to other maintenance and repair functions, and to quality of life factors that affect personnel turnover. Later stages of this research will devise a model to quantify and measure the effects of facility attributes on Army mission requirements to help properly prioritize facility construction, maintenance, and repair projects.
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- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics