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Title: Modernization and Process Improvement to the Marine Corps Supply Chain Management Officer's Training Curriculum
Authors: Aaron Roedl, Dylan Globerman
Nicholas Romer
Keywords: Student Poster
Issue Date: 6-Jun-2023
Publisher: Acquisition Research Program
Series/Report no.: Acquisition Management;SYM-AM-23-188
Abstract: In the wake of Force Design 2030 and the resulting widespread restructuring of the Marine Corps to better align with the challenges of the future, the requirement to address and modernize military occupational specialty training has become increasingly apparent. We sought to assess entry-level and follow-on training for supply officers and how it affects operational performance in the Fleet Marine Force. This thesis asks: does structural misalignment of training content for ground supply officers lead to suboptimization of operational performance and lower retention rates? To adequately address this question, we employed mixed-methodology research, utilizing both quantitative data analysis of audit results from units throughout the Marine Corps, and objective data gathered through use of questionnaire responses from company-grade supply officers who have recently completed or are currently completing their first operational tour. After analyzing the data, we identified shortfalls in current financial and procurement performance in both the quantitative and qualitative fields. Consequently, we provide recommendations and examples for improving the current process of training supply officers and identify potential additional training opportunities available to facilitate continuous improvement.
Description: SYM Student Poster
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