Accession Number : ADA325096
Title : Changing Roles and Missions of the Medical Branch of the Naval Reserve During the Period 1987-1995.
Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,
Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA
Personal Author(s) : Zick, Herbert L.
PDF Url : ADA325096
Report Date : DEC 1996
Pagination or Media Count : 66
Abstract : This thesis examines the changing roles and missions of the medical branch of the Naval Reserve in the post-Cold War period. These changes were brought about by the end of the Cold War, the subsequent drawdown, and the need to make better use of the resources of the United States Navy. It draws primarily on Navy and Department of Defense Instructions, General Accounting Office and Department of Defense Inspector General reports and Congressional hearings. Personal interviews with CNRF, CNSRF, and BuMed were also utilized. Four areas of change were identified. These areas are use of the Reserves to provide (1) a reduction in Active Component OPTEMPO IPERSTEMPO, (2) contributory support at CONUS MTF's, (3) humanitarian and peacekeeping assistance, and (4) single-sourcing of Fleet Hospitals. Two changes, reduction in Active Component OPTEMPO IPERSTEMPO and contributory support at CONUS MTF's have been fully implemented. Humanitarian and peacekeeping assistance is an area in which the medical branch of the Naval Reserve expects (but has yet to) be employed. Single-sourcing of Fleet Hospitals is a new initiative that has additional requirements for the medical branch of the Naval Reserve. Finally, the relationship between training policies and programs and these changed roles and missions is discussed.
Descriptors : *MILITARY RESERVES, *NAVAL PERSONNEL, *MILITARY MEDICINE, *MEDICAL SERVICES, *HEALTH CARE FACILITIES, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, UNITED STATES, POLICIES, TRAINING, NAVY, THESES, MISSIONS, COLD WAR, INSTRUCTIONS, HOSPITALS, INTERVIEWING, PEACEKEEPING.
Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations
Medicine and Medical Research
Medical Facilities, Equipment and Supplies
Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE