Accession Number:

AD1079721

Title:

Scheduling For Success: Tailoring C-17 Training and Apportionment For the Evolving Mission Environment

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Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB United States

Report Date:

2019-06-14

Abstract:

The C-17 is tasked with worldwide direct delivery mission that is vital to the United States ability to project power globally. Yet, even with the 2018 National Defense Strategy NDS and AMC Commander calling for increased capability across robust multi-domain threat environments, data from recent exercises and downrange operations suggest that the C-17 crew force is struggling to maintain its capability in environments whose demand does not match those heralded by the NDS. This research paper examines C-17 scheduling processes, looking specifically at AMCA3s existing scheduling model, while comparing that to actual crew allocation. The researcher used modelling, data auditing and Subject Matter Expert SME consultation to gain insight into expected versus actual scheduling requirements and currency logging practices. Data from the modelling process is compared and validated against actual Calendar Year CY 2018 local Flying Hour Programs FHPs across four different C-17 bases. Crew allocation data from two separate C-17 bases during two different timeframes is then compared to AMC A3Os existing crew allocation models. SME insights are used to gain insight into current practices. The researcher compiled and processed this data to make seven recommendations pertaining to C-17 scheduling and training.

Descriptive Note:

Technical Report,02 Jul 2018,14 Jun 2019

Pages:

0086

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Distribution Statement:

Approved For Public Release;

File Size:

6.14MB