- Shape the vision for your organization guided by input from leading experts and colleagues
- Benchmark and share ideas to increase organizational performance by evaluating similar organizations across private industry and the military
- Learn to lead a large organization effectively by developing cross-functional management skills
AIR-P is taught using multiple delivery methods including traditional classroom teaching in-residence, online learning, business study tours, and corporate residencies. Residencies include:
Two-hour teleconference outlining course objectives, schedule, and an orientation of the Defense Organic Industrial Base followed by an opportunity for questions.
Five-day residency in Durham, NC, focused on business strategy, operations, and logistics and supply chain management.
L6S Distance Instruction
Four 1.5-hour online sessions describing Lean, Six Sigma, Theory of Constraints, and Continuous Process Improvement tools and methods.
Five-day benchmarking tour with a Lean, Six Sigma value stream praxis of DoD industrial facilities and private sector organizations with an emphasis on manufacturing, repair, and overhaul operations, and logistics and supply chain distribution centers.
Two to four-weeks of residencies at leading private or public sector organizations.
Five-day residency in Durham, NC, focused on industry best practices, Residency 3 outcomes discussion, and concludes with graduation.
AIR-P was established in 2018 with the U.S. Navy Fleet Readiness Center East (FRC-E). AIR-P welcomes the following participants:
- O 5-6 grade military officers
- CW5 warrant officers
- GS 13-15 DoD civilians
- Private sector senior leaders
Military: Serving and selected Depot, Arsenal, and Ammunition Plant Commanders from all branches.
Government Civilians: Serving Deputy Commanders, Chiefs of Staff, Directors, and Deputy Directors within the government industrial base, Defense Logistics Agency.
Private Sector: Senior managers and directors who work within the government and defense industrial base with involvement in manufacture, repair, and overhaul operations.
Contact us to learn more about the application and selection process.
||Joe Gibbs Racing
||Kennecott Utah Copper
|Boeing Defense, Space, & Security
|Booz Allen Hamilton
|Combined Systems Inc.
|Espey Mfg & Electronic Corp
||Port of Corpus Christi Authority
|Fiat Powertrain Technologies
||Pratt & Whitney
|Flint Hills Resources
||PTC Federal and Defense
||Quad City Manufacturing Laboratory
|Force Protection Industries
||Rick Hendrick Motorsports
||SAS Institute Federal
|Global Concepts, Inc.
||Southwest Airlines MRO
||Stewart & Stevenson
||The Supreme Group
||Textron Systems (AAI)
|Anniston Army Depot
||Fleet Readiness Center Southeast
|Army Working Capital Fund
||Letterkenny Army Depot
|CGALC, Elizabeth City
||Red River Army Depot
|City of Huntsville
|Crane Army Ammunition Activity
||Rock Island Arsenal
|Corpus Christi Army Depot
||Sierra Army Depot
|Fleet Readiness Center East
||US Chamber of Commerce
|Army Association of America
||South Texas Military Facilities Task Force
|Federal Managers Association
$25,000 – Includes tuition, materials, meals, and lodging
Professionals and organizations interested in this program should contact IDB Senior Account Manager, Mike Bogdahn at firstname.lastname@example.org or (760) 577-8324 for enrollment information.
What to Expect:
AIR-P residencies typically begin Sunday evening and conclude by 3:00 p.m. Friday afternoon. Classes during the week typically begin at 8 a.m. and conclude by 5 p.m. with some evening events.
The JB Duke Hotel on the Duke University campus provides an outstanding and comfortable learning environment plus the resources to allow participants to learn, build relationships, and relax in one self-contained residential executive education facility.
All guest rooms offer a desk and lounge chair, high-speed Internet and WiFi access, communication port for laptops, hair dryer, iron and ironing board, and cable television. Washer and dryer facilities, dry cleaning valet services, and many other amenities are also available.
Recreational facilities include a fitness center with aerobic and weight-training equipment, two bars, and a large patio with fire pits.
To maximize the benefits of the collaborative environment of the program, we strongly discourage participants from bringing spouses or other guests. However, for the graduation reception and dinner during the final residency in Durham, family are welcome.