strategy was simple: ensure that repair
are on hand, and then drive the MRAP commercially acquired, the standard
mechanic’s toolset contained most of the tools needed to work missing item, a fixture required for removal and installation of
the MRAP. The only MaxxPro belly-plate,
has since 14).
As of this writing, the JPO has achieved its goal of 90% operational readiness (OR) rate (MRAP JPO, 2008, October 21). This success is directly attributable to the decision to use CLS early in the program. This enabled the JPO to rapidly field the
high OR rate,
time for building the yet another example program.
organic of how
FSR and uniformed mechanic training courses are conducted at the Red River Army Depot (RRAD) in Texarkana, Texas. Participants in this training come from
implemented by the JPO and was named MRAP University (Hansen, 2008,
training June 10).
MRAP University offers cross-platform training geared towards familiarizing all attendees with the five most common MRAP vehicles, as shown in Figure 26. MRAP University was created to provide a common place to familiarize personnel on operations and maintenance of the multiple variants of MRAP vehicles. It is run by TACOM and has been active since November 2007. Until September 19, 2008, MRAP University offered two courses, the Field Level Maintenance Training Course and the Operator Training Course, both 40 hours in length. These courses provided basic familiarization and operator training, as well as an overview of maintenance, diagnostics and troubleshooting, and recovery procedures.