Accession Number : ADA293898

Title :   Combat Salvage Planning for the Operational Commander.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI DEPT OF OPERATIONS

Personal Author(s) : Pauls, Jeffrey M.

PDF Url : ADA293898

Report Date : 13 FEB 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 24

Abstract : Current operational planning does not incorporate the use of combat salvage for wartime operations. Historically, Task Force Commanders, both Naval and Joint, have lacked support in the salvage mission area. Given the present naval assets and capabilities, operational commanders must realize that combat salvage is an additional weapon which, when properly utilized, allows the commander maximum efficiency of force. Probable scenarios for Naval Presence and Crisis Response operations make salvage missions increasingly likely and important. Today's Naval Component Commander must be able to understand the complexity of the planning and the organization required to conduct these salvage missions in modern operational environments. To achieve this end, there needs to be modification in staff organization and, operational planning methodology, naval planning publications changes (to include doctrinal publications) and salvage asset assignment within task groups.

Descriptors :   *NAVAL WARFARE, *NAVAL PLANNING, *MARINE SALVAGE, MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES), SCENARIOS, METHODOLOGY, CRISIS MANAGEMENT, TASK FORCES, NAVY, PROBABILITY, MISSIONS, JOINT MILITARY ACTIVITIES, MILITARY COMMANDERS, MILITARY PLANNING, MILITARY PUBLICATIONS.

Subject Categories : Marine Engineering
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
      Naval Surface Warfare
      Administration and Management
      Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Military Forces and Organizations
      Information Science

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE