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Master of Science

First Advisor

Craig M. Brandt, PhD


In 1990, Public Law 101-510 created the independent, five-year Defense Base Realignment and Closure Commission BRAC. This law provided for the Commission to meet in 1991, 1993, and 1995. The 1993 Commission recommended transfer of the Defense Electronic Supply Center DESC, a Defense Logistics Agency inventory control point, to Columbus, Ohio. This action resulted in an Air Force decision to close Gentile AFS, Kettering, Ohio. A case study of the closure and initial redevelopment of Gentile AFS was undertaken to construct a framework to be used by future redevelopment policy makers affected by a defense base closure. This framework covers the current closure and redevelopment environment which is applicable to communities affected by the 1995 BRAC recommendations. The framework focuses on the efforts of the four major organizations involved in this closure and initial redevelopment case. These organizations are the Base Transition Office BTO, the Office of Economic Adjustment OEA the Air Force Base Conversion Agency AFBCA, and the Defense Logistics Agency DLA. It was determined that the findings of this research could be used to guide and would benefit policy makers involved in future base closure and initial redevelopment decisions.

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Co-authored thesis.

The authors' Vita pages are omitted.

Presented to the Faculty of the School of Logistics and Acquisition Management of the Air Force Institute of Technology.