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The methodology developed in this research can be used to quantify and compare the key factors that allow the U.S. Air National Guard to generate peacetime training sorties with a fairly small full-time workforce. The authors apply these insights to proposed Total Force Integration initiatives to evaluate maintenance options for supporting associate units, where the goal of the unit is to produce trained pilots in the most efficient manner possible. The methodology evaluates how various types of personnel can influence the size and productivity of a unit.

Table of Contents

  • Chapter One

    Introduction and Research Motivation

  • Chapter Two

    Understanding Standards-Based Productivity Differences

  • Chapter Three

    Evaluating Options for Meeting Active Associate Maintenance Requirements

  • Chapter Four

    Summary of Findings

  • Appendix A

    Total Force Integration Initiatives

  • Appendix B

    F-16 Unit Productivity Comparisons

  • Appendix C

    RAND Scheduling Model: Simulation of the Sortie Generation Process

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