Accession Number : ADA132376

Title :   A Corps of Naval Strategists.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Milsted,Charles E , Jr

PDF Url : ADA132376

Report Date : Jun 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 145

Abstract : This thesis examines the necessity and the feasibility of the establishment of a corps of Naval strategists. The research centered on determining the applicability of advantages of the German General Staff concept to the Navy Planning Systems, without suffering the disadvantages of the concept. Also analyzed in this report is the feasibility of instituting procedures currently found on the British, French and Israeli defense planning establishments as well as from American corporate business strategic planning. A proposal is offered that would establish a network of specifically educated and trained naval strategists that would be responsible for long-range planning in the U.S. Navy. The plan includes a proposed training, education, career pattern and assignment flow for the network of planners. The aim of the strategic planning network is to improve the effectiveness of Navy long-range planning through enhanced efficiency, consistency and continuity. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Naval planning, *Military strategy, *Management planning and control, *Long range(Time), Defense planning, Feasibility studies, Operational effectiveness, Optimization, Naval research, Naval training, Education, Careers, Manpower utilization, Efficiency, Naval operations, Theses

Subject Categories : Naval Surface Warfare

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE