Accession Number : ADA138996

Title :   Command and Control of Civilian Contract Manned Navy Fleet Support and Military Sealift Command Ships.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,


Personal Author(s) : Franzia,M L

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Report Date : Dec 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 79

Abstract : This study considers the decline of seagoing jobs in the U.S. maritime industry. A remedy for this decline proposed by the maritime unions is the civilian contract manning of Navy fleet support and Military Sealift Command (MSC) ships. Whether the Navy utilizes civilian contract manning will be influenced, in part, by how the Navy will be able to maintain command and control of ships that are crewed by contract mariners. Questionnaires were provided to maritime trade and labor organizations to determine how various command and control situations would be handled. The responses to the questionnaires form the basis for concluding that the implementation of civilian contract manning is still too general and uncertain for the Navy to accept. Recommendations are that the Navy should maintain its present manning policies of fleet support and MSC ships and continue to require that the specifics of the civilian contract manning proposal be addressed in full. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Civilian personnel , *Manpower utilization , *Marine transportation , *Logistics support , Contract administration , Naval planning , Management planning and control , Personnel management , Operational effectiveness , Human resources , Navy , Policies , Industries , Theses

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE