Provides the first consolidated summary of the Air Force's Manpower, Personnel, and Training (MPT) system; and describes the formal and informal functions of the system's three components. The components obviously interact: "Manpower" determines requirements for people and distributes budget-approved authorizations; "Personnel" determines management policies and tries to fill authorized positions with the right people; and "Training" recruits, classifies, and trains enlisted personnel. The report emphasizes links among the components and explains how the system relates to the Planning, Programming, and Budgeting System. The Air Force can therefore use the report to identify needed improvements and to introduce newcomers to the MPT system's structure and functions.
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