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