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Master of Science

First Advisor

Craig Brandt, PhD

Second Advisor

William Schneider, PhD


By the end of Fiscal Year 1991, the Air Force had identified 4,354 contaminated sites. Much like the 177 toxic sites at McClellan AFB, bases across the country and throughput the world are filled with chrome, lead, paint solvents and many other toxics that are rendering water supplies unusable and endangering the health of millions of people living in and around these bases. Air Force officials continue to identify contaminated sites with no end in sight. Since the cleanup of these toxic materials involves diverse, complex activities, the Air Force created the duty position of Remedial Project Manager to manage site cleanup efforts. In order for these site coordinators to effectively act as team leaders for project group charged with site cleanup, they must be provided with relevant education and training. This study defined the process by which Air Force environmental course managers provide education to environmental professionals, including RPMs. Once defined, the process was used to create a prototype relational database to enhance the course managers' ability to operate efficiently. This research also created two prototype computer knowledge-based systems (KBS) to prove that KBS technology could be used to provide RPMs with a career education program and certification process.

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