Accession Number : ADA293960

Title :   Tell the Truth: Can the Operational Commander Rely on the Advertised Capabilities of the Naval Reserve Force's Surface Assets?

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI DEPT OF OPERATIONS

Personal Author(s) : Rossi, Thomas M.

PDF Url : ADA293960

Report Date : 13 FEB 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 24

Abstract : Over 31% of the United States Navy's combatant surface escort force are guided missile frigates (FFGs) assigned to the Naval Reserve Force (NRF). In order to effectively employ these surface reserve forces in the Joint environment, the operational commander must be able to plan confidently, using the actual, not advertised capabilities of these forces. The current capabilities of the surface NRF are inflated and suggest to the operational commander an NRF ship is capable of sustaining effective, multi-mission combat operations indefinitely or at least as long as its Active Force counterpart.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY RESERVES, *NAVAL OPERATIONS, *NAVAL VESSELS(COMBATANT), MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES), DECISION MAKING, NAVAL PERSONNEL, NAVY, MISSIONS, MILITARY CAPABILITIES, JOINT MILITARY ACTIVITIES, FRIGATES, MILITARY COMMANDERS, NAVAL TRAINING, GUIDED MISSILE SHIPS.

Subject Categories : Marine Engineering
      Military Forces and Organizations
      Naval Surface Warfare
      Administration and Management
      Humanities and History
      Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE