Forecasting Expeditionary Training for Company Grade Logistics Readiness Officers: A Delphi Study
AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH GRADUATE SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING AND MANAGEMENT
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Since the development of the Expeditionary Airman concept and the start of combat operations in the Global War on Terrorism, the Logistics Readiness Officers LRO duty environment has expanded beyond traditional garrison-based duties. This expansion can arguably incorporate current topics of joint operations, irregular warfare, and cultural intelligence. The intent of this study is to determine what training, if any, future company grade LROs will require on these three topics. The author sought training recommendations from an expert panel of 12 LROs with experience in joint operations within a deployed environment plus experience interacting with foreign nationals. The study applied two rounds of surveys. The first survey sought the participants recommendations for training statements on the three topics. The second survey consisted of consolidated responses from the first survey, which panel members ranked for likelihood of implementation and impact using a 5-point Likert scale. The mean and standard deviation for these rankings describe the differences in participants observations. A scatter plot graph for each of the three topics represents the relationship between the means of likelihood of implementation and impact for each statement. Finally, a 3x3 matrix corresponding to each scatter plot graph categorizes the findings to provide a graphic representation of the expeditionary training that panel members recommend for future LROs.
- Military Forces and Organizations
- Unconventional Warfare