Date of Award
Master of Science
James Van Scotter, PhD
For some time, senior logistics leaders have been concerned that logisticians with experience in only one logistics function are unable to create and maintain an integrated, seamless logistics system. The Air Force has recently decided to consolidate logistics career fields at the Field Grade level to ensure future Logistics Group Commanders and other senior logisticians have the broad-base of skills, experience, and knowledge that is needed to effectively manage logistics activities. One important outcome of this consolidation is the adoption of a career progression model in which logistics officers will have experience in at least two logistics functions. Preparing officers for senior leadership requires a concerted effort toward providing relevant job experience and educational development. AFIT's specialized military graduate education plays an important part in this process. This work maps out the specific set of knowledge, skills, and experience that officers need to be successful as logisticians, ensuring AFIT's continued effectiveness.
DTIC Accession Number
O'Malley, Thomas C., "A Study of the Educational, Experience, and Managerial Performance Requirements for Preparing Logistics Commanders" (1996). Theses and Dissertations. 6253.