Accession Number:

ADA285035

Title:

The Role of the Federal Government in the Civilian Conversion of Military Installations: A Case Study of Gentile Air Force Station

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF LOGISTICS AND ACQUISITION MANAGEMENT

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1994-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

136.0

Abstract:

In 1988, the Department of Defense DOD began a massive series of military base closures. Communities affected by these closures must contend with regulations of numerous agencies which impact the closure process. Since 1961, DODs Office of Economic Adjustment OEA has assisted communities in their attempts to recover from effects of base closures. In the 1980s and 1990s, the governments level of involvement increased it added the Air Force Base Conversion Agency AFBCA and the Base Transition Office BTO to assist communities recovery efforts. Through a review of historical data, a case study of the conversion activities at Gentile Air Force Station, OH, and a cross-site analysis of 13 other closing or closed bases, the authors studied the functions and activities of the three main conversion agencies. Recommendations for the Federal Government include timely and relevant training for community leaders on the conversion process, and the development of a single agency based in Washington, with a staff at each closing base that is empowered to carry out the functions of the OEA, AFBCA, and BTO. Military facilities, Military organizations, Military planning, Defense planning

Subject Categories:

  • Economics and Cost Analysis
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE