Accession Number : ADA180864

Title :   An Investigation of Shipboard Training and the Effects of Recent Training Budget Cuts on Ship Readiness,

Corporate Author : OLD DOMINION UNIV NORFOLK VA

Personal Author(s) : Reid,K. V. ; McDonnell,J. M.

Report Date : MAY 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 138

Abstract : The purpose of this study will be to investigate the effects of the recent training budget cuts on the Atlantic Surface Force's readiness. While the subject of training has long been an issue in the Navy, there have been very few studies conducted to determine the best way to obtain maximum readiness with minimum loss of man hours. This study has recognized limitations. For example, due to the size of the Atlantic Surface Force, it was decided to limit the sample to the commanding officers and executive officers of the combatants and amphibious units. The data, therefore, may be skewed due to the selection of senior officers as the sample. Different results may have been obtained if the training officers, some junior enlisted and officer personnel, or just the supervisors had been included in the sample. The decision to survey only the commanding and executive officers of the surface combatants and amphibious units had to do with the size of the sample involved, the experience level of these officers, and the extensive training requirements each unit had for assigned personnel. These officers have also been in the Navy long enough to have experienced the effects on readiness which past reductions in training budgets have caused.

Descriptors :   *OFFICER PERSONNEL, *NAVAL TRAINING, *SHIP PERSONNEL, *NAVAL BUDGETS, AMPHIBIOUS OPERATIONS, MILITARY COMMANDERS, OPERATIONAL READINESS, EXECUTIVES, SELECTION, SHIPBOARD, DECISION MAKING, SURVEYS, ENLISTED PERSONNEL, LOSSES, MANHOURS, SHIPS, NAVAL PERSONNEL, JOB TRAINING, NAVAL OPERATIONS, SUPERVISORS, REQUIREMENTS, TRAINING, INSTRUCTORS

Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Economics and Cost Analysis

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE