Accession Number:

ADA276891

Title:

The Future of Military Program Directors

Descriptive Note:

Research rept. Aug 1992-Apr 1993

Corporate Author:

INDUSTRIAL COLL OF THE ARMED FORCES WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1993-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

49.0

Abstract:

This paper examines the future viability of the acquisition career field for active duty military officers, and seeks to educate mid level acquisition officers on all the new career requirements driven by recent regulation and legislation. The report focuses on what it takes to be a program director of a major systems program office. It first describes history, analyzing events from the Packard Commission through the Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act. The report then analyzes the current status of the military acquisition career field, outlining the increasing career constraints, military program director selection procedures, and promotion potential. Finally, the report discusses the future effects of the defense drawdown and increased career specialization within the acquisition career field.

Subject Categories:

  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations
  • Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE