Date of Award
Master of Science (MS)
Engineering Management & Systems Engineering
Engineering Management and Systems Engineering
Charles B. Daniels
Adrian V. Gheorghe
James C. Pyne
The United States Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) officer community does not have a dedicated career progression model that is focused on progressively building an acquisition knowledge base which makes it more difficult to be a successful program manager and to promote as an operational leader. This thesis outlines a career progression model that is designed as an acquisition knowledge management strategy for Navy EOD officers. The model utilizes the existing billets manned by Navy EOD officers to gain the knowledge and experience required to attain Acquisition Professional Membership within the Department of Defense. Most importantly, the model is used to present four example career paths that blend operational and acquisition experience to give the opportunity of creating a well-rounded officer that has a greater knowledge base for serving in senior leadership roles.
Heckel, Andrew J..
"Acquisition Career Progression Model for Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal Officers"
(2022). Master of Science (MS), Thesis, Engineering Management & Systems Engineering, Old Dominion University, DOI: 10.25777/dr3c-yz33