A strategic plan for the Crusader Howitzer
Lockard, William M.
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The purpose of this thesis is to evaluate the current state of development of the Crusader Self Propelled Howitzer and the current threat of having its funding ended. The objective is to determine what actions are being taken by the Office of the Program Manager-Crusader (OPM-Crusader), in conjunction with the TRADOC System Manager, Cannon (TSM-Cannon) and the prime contractor, United Defense Limited Partnership (UDLP), in order to keep the programgass funding uninterrupted, bring the program into production, and deploy the system to the field. This thesis will present a well know management approach known as strategic planning and apply it to the efforts being made within the Crusader program.