MANPOWER & PERSONNEL
Prior to the MRAP program establishment in December 2006, only three personnel within MARCORSYSCOM were assigned to oversee the limited amount of
MRAP vehicles that had manager, the contracting designation of the MRAP
been previously procured.
These three were the program
requests as a JUONS,
an Integrated Product Team (IPT) was
formed to draft vehicles rapidly.
a RFP to solicit As the program
manufacturers who could started to gain momentum,
produce and deliver these there was still little growth
approach to program expansion. The Army set up its own program office for the vehicle with eight to ten personnel from TACOM whose purpose was to focus on
issues and participate on IPTs. At the same time, the Marine Corps 25 personnel that included logisticians, contract specialists, and Some of these personnel were also well experienced in program and
established a staff of financial managers. project management.
2007, less than 100 personnel worked on the MRAP program29 communication, October 15, 2008).
(D. Hansen, personal
During this time, nine different manufacturers received contracts for the production of MRAP vehicles, seven of which eventually delivered prototype vehicles for testing. These manufacturers were IMG, FPII, BAE, AH, OTC, PVI, and GDLS. The program office had one individual overseeing each of the three categories of these
vehicles, as well as the manufacturers offering vehicles within that individuals directly involved with the program, this meant long working
category. For hours, working
29 This does not include the approximate 250 previously mentioned personnel on theT&E team at
Aberdeen Proving Ground.