Accession Number : ADA327863

Title :   Utilization of Advanced Journeyman Training in the U.S. Naval Construction Force.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : TEXAS UNIV AT AUSTIN COLL OF ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : McGrey, Steven J.

PDF Url : ADA327863

Report Date : AUG 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 171

Abstract : Background: The U.S. Military services must maintain a significant construction capability as part of any offensive or defensive scenario. Construction of roads, bridges, camp facilities, piers, fuel depots, etc. has, and will continue to be, a required and essential function for any form of war effort to be effective. Although not fully employed in these functions during a peacetime environment, the Armed Forces must maintain well trained and well equipped troops should the need for such construction services ever arise. Therefore, a significant amount of peacetime activity and effort are dedicated toward training aimed at ensuring combat and construction skills readiness and preparedness. The U.S. Naval Construction Force is the U.S. Navy's own internally controlled construction asset. The Naval Construction Force (NCF) was founded by Admiral Ben Morell in March of 1942 as World War II was moving into full effort and the U.S. Navy Civil Engineering Corps (CEC) recognized the need for an internal construction capability comprised of men who could both construct advance naval sea and air bases, as well as defend themselves during the construction process.

Descriptors :   *OPERATIONAL READINESS, *NAVAL TRAINING, *SEABEES, MILITARY HISTORY, SKILLS, THESES, MILITARY ENGINEERING.

Subject Categories : Civil Engineering
      Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE