Accession Number : ADA612032


Title :   Optimizing Resources of United States Navy for Humanitarian Operations


Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS AND PUBLIC POLICY


Personal Author(s) : Apte, Aruna ; Yoho, Keenan


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a612032.pdf


Report Date : 26 Aug 2014


Pagination or Media Count : 40


Abstract : The United States Navy (USN) can rapidly respond to disasters due to high levels of readiness that are maintained on a constant basis. The USN's unique capabilities allow the Department of Defense (DoD) to engage in global humanitarian operations. We study optimization of the USN's assets based on the existing work that analyzes USN disaster relief operations. In light of budget cuts, the realignment of forces, and the restructuring of the services, there is need for research identifying specific naval assets and their utility for conducting humanitarian operations. Our research is another step in that direction.


Descriptors :   *HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE , NAVAL VESSELS , NAVY , OPTIMIZATION , RESOURCES


Subject Categories : Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE