Accession Number : ADA467756


Title :   Logistically Sustaining Afloat-Staged Special Operations Forces through an LPD-17 Class Single-Ship Seabase


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis


Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA


Personal Author(s) : Waldron, Christopher A


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a467756.pdf


Report Date : Mar 2007


Pagination or Media Count : 139


Abstract : Today's global terrorist threat has the ability to operate in denied and sensitive regions of the world, performing missions to undermine government control through acts of violence delivered via unconventional methods. Operations against this type of enemy require a quick and decisive military capability. The flexibility, scalability, and unconstrained maneuverability inherent in a Seabase, coupled with the decisive, powerful, and precise combat potential of Special Operations Forces (SOF), brings together a force capable of reacting quickly to changes in an operational theater requiring military diplomacy. A Discrete Event Simulation is used to explore and analyze various configurations to a seabase's structure and force compliment for the purpose of sustaining multiple SOF units engaged in a variety of land-based operations. Analysis of the data generated by the model shows the LPD-17 class is capable of sustaining multiple SOF units operating ashore. The allocated area for SOF equipment storage designed on the LPD-17 class does not constrain the ability to sustain multiple units. Embarking the maximum number of helicopters a LPD-17 class is designed for minimizes the occurrence of and time spent in a delayed state by a unit between mission assignments, and allows accomplishment of concurrent missions beyond logistic sustainment of SOF units.


Descriptors :   *MILITARY CAPABILITIES , *TERRORISM , SIMULATION , COMBAT EFFECTIVENESS , DECISION MAKING , THREATS , PRECISION , LAND AREAS , SPECIAL OPERATIONS FORCES , WAR POTENTIAL , AIRCRAFT CARRIERS , LOGISTICS , MISSION PROFILES , THESES , SENSITIVITY , HELICOPTERS


Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis
      Marine Engineering
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE