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Master of Science


Department of Systems Engineering and Management

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Heidi S. Brothers, PhD


This research explored how two MEO Operations Flights were structured and what type of operations management practices they were utilizing. The research involved performing site visits at the 17th Civil Engineer Squadron at Goodfellow AFB, and the 14th Civil Engineer Squadron at Columbus AFB. Data was collected through the use of the case study methodology in the form of interviews and organizational records. Data was organized to describe the two MEO's structures and management practices as well as compare the organizations to the Objective Operations Flight, the traditional Air Force Operations Flight. The data showed that both MEO's have taken separate approaches to organizing. Analysis provides valuable insight into how these organizations are structured and conducting business. The research also provides a glimpse into how difficult it is to conduct a performance analysis on these organizations. Although this was not the main focus of the research, discrepancies in data collection, storage, and availability were discovered that should be addressed in the future.

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