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COST BENEFIT ANALYSIS OF NAVY SEARCH AND RESCUE

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Authors
Miller, Terry M.
Rollenhagen, Tobin J.
Everhart, Nichalos
Subjects
personnel
manpower policy
manpower policy issues
search and rescue
cost benefit analysis
cost efficiency analysis
naval aviation
Navy aviation
analysis of alternatives
MH-60S helicopter
commercial outsourcing
special studies
military
Navy
Marine Corps
requirements
determination
leadership
outsourcing
Naval Air Station
cost effectiveness
Advisors
Sullivan, Ryan S.
Tick, Simona L.
Date of Issue
2019-12
Date
Dec-19
Publisher
Monterey, CA; Naval Postgraduate School
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Abstract
In this thesis, we examine whether the Navy should maintain its current scope of search and rescue (SAR) resource employment or consider alternative ways to conduct SAR missions. Station SAR services are critical enablers to the generation of naval aviation force readiness; however, use of a multi-mission combat helicopter may not be the most economical method to deliver those services, particularly when balanced with an increasing fleet demand. We analyzed existing fleet inventory, personnel, and operational demand data at Naval Air Station at Lemoore, CA. We considered several options to alleviate the demand placed on the inventory of helicopters within the squadron and developed three distinct courses of action: procuring different aircraft, changing the location for the base of operations, or maintaining the status quo. Our cost benefit analysis results show that procuring a different aircraft in order to make the MH-60S available for other missions is a rather costly option. While the status quo remains the most economical option for providing current SAR capabilities, to support efficient future SAR capabilities, we recommend relocating the base of operations to Salinas, CA.
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Thesis
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Graduate School of Defense Management (GSDM)
Graduate School of Defense Management (GSDM)
Graduate School of Defense Management (GSDM)
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N9 - Warfare Systems
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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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