MC 2M/ATE MOS Study: Final Report
Published Date: September 1, 1999
This briefing summarizes the findings and conclusions resulting from the CNA Marine Corps Microminiature/Automatic Test Equipment Military Occupational Specialty Code (2M/ATE MOS) study. The purpose of the study was to analyze a number of alternative Circuit Card Assemblies (CCA) repair strategies for MC ground systems. The alternatives considered ranged from evacuating all CCA functions to repairing them all. We also considered varying the repairer workforce composition and repair location. We found that the current repair practices, assuming that the MC assigns the number of repairer man-years we estimate are needed, saves about $75 million a year over what it would cost of evacuate and replenish failed CCAs. More money could be saved if all CCAs were repaired at a central location (Electronic Maintenance Companies). The report also finds that 2M workload does not appear to warrant a primary MOS.