Accession Number : ADA136744

Title :   Naval Construction Force Readiness Training, Peacetime Construction and the War Mission: A Question of Congruency.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,


Personal Author(s) : Dos Santos,W A

PDF Url : ADA136744

Report Date : Sep 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 124

Abstract : In the study, the author examines the congruency between Naval Construction Force (NCF) peacetime training and construction tasking policies and the war mission. Following an introduction of NCF organizational relationships and organizational components, the author provides a brief history of the NCF. The NCF mission is identified by examining several key documents while training and construction tasking policies are abstracted from COMCBPAC/COMCBLANT/COMRNCF Instruction 1500.20E and OPNAV Instruction 5450.46.G, respectively. The mission is redefined by the author in terms of 'critical mission parameters' or constraints. The analysis then examines the degree of support contained in the policy documents for contraposing policies to the critical parameters. The analysis is conducted at two levels. The first level of analysis uses the content analysis technique to evaluate training and peacetime construction tasking policies at the policy source level. The second analysis examines the congruency of policies at working level. The general conclusion is that current training and construction tasking policies are consistent with the war mission. The major deficiency noted is the lack of specific policy requiring that NCF units exercise routinely with supported commands. A second finding is that policy relative to cross-rate training appears to be self-contradicting.

Descriptors :   *Military organizations, *Operational effectiveness, Combat readiness, Combat effectiveness, Naval planning, Military engineering, Planning programming budgeting, Naval training, Peacetime, Construction, Operational readiness, Manpower utilization, Optimization, Missions, Theses

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Humanities and History

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE