Accession Number : ADA602832


Title :   Navy Seabees: Versatile Instruments of Power Projection


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis


Corporate Author : MARINE CORPS COMMAND AND STAFF COLL QUANTICO VA


Personal Author(s) : Heyres, Wernher C


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a602832.pdf


Report Date : 16 Apr 2013


Pagination or Media Count : 49


Abstract : Seabees are versatile instruments of power projection because of their capabilities to execute disaster relief operations, civic action, and overseas construction that contribute to the National Security Strategy's (NSS) efforts in diplomatic, information, military, economic, development, strategic communications, and homeland security. Unfortunately, the recent reduction in Seabee force structure is detrimental to national security. Further reductions would create a capacity degradation with direct impact to U.S. power projection. Degraded Seabees will result in a capability gap that cannot be readily filled by any existing units. Despite current fiscal constraints, the Department of Defense should prevent future reductions of Seabee strength so as to preserve a unique capability of power projection. The United States must continuously engage and adapt to the ever-changing environment of modern warfare, global economy, and the emergence of borderless non-state transnational entities that disrupt the equilibrium of global peace and stability.


Descriptors :   *DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE , *MANPOWER , *PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT , *PREVENTION , *REDUCTION , *SEABEES , CIVIC ACTION , COMBAT SUPPORT , CONSTRUCTION , DIPLOMACY , HOMELAND SECURITY , HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE , MISSIONS , STABILITY , THESES


Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Military Forces and Organizations


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE