The effect of the Commercial Support Program on human resources and middle level human resource management in the Royal Australian Air Force

  • Francis Stanislaw Iwanowski

    Student thesis: Other thesis - CDU

    Abstract

    The Commercial Support Program was instituted in the Royal Australian Air Force to garner efficiencies and re-allocate resource savings to the combat area.

    There was no apparent thought given to the effect that this program would have on the personnel base of the RAAF, and therefore on the capability to conduct operations as required, in the event of future contingencies or threats of aggression.

    This dissertation attempts to identify any reduction in effectiveness which may have occurred as a consequence of the CSP, the attitude and capability of uniformed personnel today in comparison with the era before CSP was introduced, and the effect on managers and managerial processes at middle-ranking Officer level of the RAAF.

    Research was conducted among Wing Commanders and Squadron Leaders of the Administrative, Aeronautical Engineer, Electronics Engineer, Facilities and Supply Officer Categories of the RAAF

    The major findings are that the majority of uniformed personnel surveyed do not believe that the Program is more efficient than formerly, but that the individual uniformed person is now less skilled and less able militarily, and therefore contributes to a far less effective force.

    Date of Award1997
    Original languageEnglish

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