outside their expertise, and multi-tasking. After reorganizing the program office in August 2007, the JPO assigned an Assistant Program Manager (APM) to oversee each manufacturer product.
The JPO also managed to enlist the services of personnel from the Air Force and the Navy who are not assigned to the program but still contribute by sharing the workload and providing expertise. As of this writing, the Army alone has over 200 personnel from TACOM and the Tank Automotive Research, Development, and Engineering Center (TARDEC) who contribute to the MRAP program. Although these Army personnel are task organized to the program, they are not assigned and remain separated not only by distance, but also by culture and lack of a formal program of record. The organizational structure shown in Figure 22 displays the positions within the JPO as of this writing, and demonstrates the growth in the program in less than two years (D. Hansen, personal communication, October 15, 2008). This chart was the basis for “right-sizing” of the program.