An analysis of group VIII training
Coston, Vernie Richard
Jackson, Bruce Lawellin
Tibbitts, Jonathan C., Jr.
Finnerty, John D.
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This paper analyzes and compares the methods by which training requirements for SEABEES (Group VIII ratings) are determined and training resources allocated. The major observation is that two different strategies exist. CNO (OP-099) tends to be concerned with the numbers of personnel on-board and the anticipated gains and losses, whereas CINCPACFLT and CINCLANTFLT view the problem in the near time frame, being concerned with deficiencies which may degrade SEABEE readiness. The approach taken is to first provide background data on the structure of the Group VIII ratings, the manner in which these personnel are employed, and the existing systems for managing their training. Training responsibilities are identified, and problems which exist in the current systems are presented. The analysis emphasizes environmental, cost, efficiency and management control factors.
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