Accession Number : ADA132413

Title :   An Examination of the Factors Involved in the Mobilization of Strategic Sealift Assets.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,


Personal Author(s) : Markiewicz,Thomas R

PDF Url : ADA132413

Report Date : Jun 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 72

Abstract : This study examines the various factors and related problems involved in the mobilization of U.S. strategic sealift assets. Specifically dealt with are the national Defense Reserve Fleet (NDRF), the Ready Reserve Force (RRF), and the Military Sealift Command (MSC). Topics examined include: how World War II led to their inception, their roles during the Korean and Vietnam conflicts, and difficulties encountered. A financial analysis of the NDRF and RRF during Korea and Vietnam is also provided. Thoroughly discussed are the present capabilities of the NDRF, RRF, MSC to effectively and efficiently respond when activated. Current costs, material condition of units, turn-around time, and manpower assets are considered.

Descriptors :   *Marine transportation, *Mobilization, *Merchant vessels, National defense, Fleets(Ships), History, Activation, Operational readiness, Cargo ships, Manpower, Costs, Military reserves, Leasing, Theses

Subject Categories : Marine Engineering
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE