PRiME Associates > Projects & Programs > RHEIN MAIN TRANSITION PROGRAM (RMTP)


Program shifted the key US airlift mission from Rhein Main Air Base, located at Frankfurt International Airport, to Spangdahlem and Ramstein.  This ambitious multi-funding source $600M+ program consisted of 46 projects to be completed in accordance with a US-Germany international agreement. Team members were associated with multiple phases of this program.



US and German Governments
Two Air Bases in Germany
Strategic Development; Projects & Programs
Strategic Infrastructure Master Plan; Program Management; Stakeholder Management

Exceptionally ambitious program to relocate the entire operation by a specific end date in 6 years. End date and costs were not subject to change as both were clearly specified in international agreements. At an early point of the program, it was 2 years behind schedule and over budget. Due to rotational amnesia, there was little awareness of the programmatic strategic alignment, the overall master schedule with the critical path, or the binding international agreements.

Strategic Infrastructure Master Plan

  • Validated the alignment of priorities with the Combatant Commanders Vision at US European Command

Stakeholder Management

  • Ensured all leaders and decision makers were kept informed and available
  • Prioritized stakeholder efforts where program recovery could be achieved
  • Campaign for a Steering Committee which included all key stakeholders

Program Management

  • Fast paced program left little room for error because of cap on funds and a hard deadline – required diligent Project Management skills using the schedule as the key tool for project control
  • Developed communications management plan to dictate  reporting requirements and control site visitations


  • Refocus of efforts allowed for a program that was two years behind and over cost to recover and meet the intent of the international agreements
  • Communications plan provided for a more rigorous briefing and reporting schedule  – this allowed for the information to flow where it had the most impact
  • Key US airlift mission was relocated with minimal disruption to on-going mission and operations