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dc.contributor.advisorLewis, Ira
dc.contributor.advisorCrawford, Alice
dc.contributor.authorJones, Mark T.
dc.dateJune 2001
dc.date.accessioned2012-08-22T15:34:27Z
dc.date.available2012-08-22T15:34:27Z
dc.date.issued2001-06
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/10955
dc.description.abstractBecause of concerns about possible Merchant Mariner manpower shortages or skill mismatch needed to crew DoD organic vessels during a major contingency, the Maritime Administration (MARAD) has proposed the development of a guaranteed surge pool of experienced inactive mariners available to ensure timely and adequate manning of its Ready Reserve Force (RRF). This pool would be a supplement not a replacement to the current active pool of mariners used to crew the RRF. This initiative is centered on using the United States Maritime Service (USMS) concept. Two main options were proposed: create a stand-alone USMS program under MARAD, and/or integrate the USMS concept with Navy's Merchant Marine Reserve (MMR) program. Fourteen structured interviews were conducted with strategic sealift stakeholders and experts in order to provide MARAD and the Navy with elements of how these pools/programs could be developed and to identif' the option that stakeholders believe is the best approach. Interview results revealed that a stand%alone USMS program, providing it could overcome various obstacles, was the preferred approach. Analysis and recommendations are provided on how both pools could be developed and what issues need to be resolved prior to either program implementation. An alternate approach to use the MMR program for RRF crewing is provided as well.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/thepotentialrole1094510955
dc.format.extentxiv , 116 p. ; 28 cm.en_US
dc.rightsThis 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.en_US
dc.titleThe potential role of the United States Maritime Service (USMS) in supporting Ready Reserve Force vessel crewing needsen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.departmentManagement
etd.thesisdegree.nameM.S. in Managementen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineManagementen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate School (U.S.)en_US


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