The Ready Reserve Force: is it capable of performing its mission

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Authors
Orban, Mary Margaret
Parvin, Everett John
Subjects
ready reserve force (RRF)
merchant marine manning
supply support of RRF
logistic support of RRF
Advisors
Boger, Dan C.
Date of Issue
1987-12
Date
December 1987
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Language
en_US
Abstract
This thesis examines the Ready Reserve Force (RRF) from a personnel manning and supply and logistic support perspective. The history of the RRF and a discussion of its current status are included. Specifically examined is the decline in the number of merchant mariners and in the number of available billets for the mariners. Three merchant marine manning studies are evaluated and five alternatives for guaranteeing manning are discussed. In the area of supply and logistic support, the onboard shore and ship spare part inventories are evaluated for fulfillment of RRF requirements. Recommendations concerning manning include taking measures to increase the size of the U.S. flag fleet, manning Naval Auxiliary ships with merchant mariners, and establishing a civilian Merchant Marine Reserve program. Recommendations concerning supply and logistic support are made to expedite the receipt of needed supplies and ways of cutting costs.
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Thesis
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Organization
Naval Postgraduate School (U.S.)
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Format
94 p.
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Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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This publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.
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