Accession Number : ADA200281

Title :   An Examination of the Outporting Ship Program Implemented in Response to the Increased Program Size of the Ready Reserve Force.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : McFarland, Joan M

PDF Url : ADA200281

Report Date : Jun 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 108

Abstract : This thesis is a discussion of the actions the Government has taken in response to the decline of the civilian merchant marine fleet. Early sealift capability, a vital component of the U.S. defense strategy has deteriorated. Progressively more expansive measures have been adapted in governmental efforts to build up a strong arsenal of assets capable of responding rapidly in the event of a contingency. This thesis looks at the components of the strategic sealift program, the National Defense Reserve Fleet, the Ready Reserve Force and, the newest measure, the ship Outporting Program. This program was implemented to alleviate congestion at the fleet anchorages, thereby reducing the ship activation and loadout times, ensuring rapid delivery of U.S. fighting force equipment overseas. This study culminates with the presentation of data that may be used to develop a model that will appraise the effectiveness of outporting a Ready Reserve Force ship. Keywords: Strategic sealift, Outporting, Ready reserve force, National defense reserve fleet, Military sealift command, Merchant marine, Theses. (SDW)

Descriptors :   *FLEETS(SHIPS), *MARINE TRANSPORTATION, *MILITARY RESERVES, ACTIVATION, CIVILIAN PERSONNEL, DEFENSE SYSTEMS, MERCHANT VESSELS, MILITARY STRATEGY, OVERSEAS, SHIPS, SIZES(DIMENSIONS), STRATEGY, THESES, WARFARE

Subject Categories : Military Forces and Organizations
      Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE