Accession Number:

ADA261987

Title:

Integrating AF Services and MWR Organizations: Impacts, Assessments, and Recommendations

Descriptive Note:

Research paper

Corporate Author:

INDUSTRIAL COLL OF THE ARMED FORCES WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1992-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

64.0

Abstract:

On October 3, 1991, the Chief of Staff of the Air Force CSAF released the decision of a September 27, 1991, Objective Wing Conference concerning the Services and Morale, Welfare and Recreation MWR organizations. MWR and Services will merge into one squadron. Tests underway for separate squadrons may continue for a limited time with integration the objective. Air Staff MWR and Services functions will integrate immediately. MAJCOM Headquarters functions will integrate by 1 January 1992. Integrated MWRServices squadrons should be activated during the fourth quarter of Fiscal Year 1992 once MWR businessfinancial systems are formulated. This paper investigates the decision to integrate the Air Forces Services and MWR organizations by reviewing the history of both organizations and the background leading up to the decision by the Chief of Staff of the Air Force to integrate them. The paper also assesses the impact of the integration on readiness, personnel development, and customer service. The findings indicate that the readiness posture of both organizations will be enhanced. The integration will provide a stronger organizational team with clear career paths for all, and it also will enhance the quality of customer service. Recommendations are made that will further enhance the integration.

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations
  • Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE