Accession Number:

ADA110544

Title:

Cost Effectiveness Analysis of Homeporting an Aircraft Carrier in the Mediterranean Sea

Descriptive Note:

Masters's thesis

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Report Date:

1981-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

144.0

Abstract:

This analysis examines the cost effectiveness of two alternative approaches to providing United States Naval power projection to the Mediterranean Sea. The two alternatives are deploying an aircraft carrier from Norfolk Virginia, which is the present posture, and homeporting an aircraft carrier in one of two overseas ports--Rota, Spain or Naples, Italy. A cost model, which the authors believe is appropriate for comparing the costs of deployment versus the costs of homeporting overseas for any military unit, is used to perform a differential cost analysis on each alternative. These costs are projected over a ten year period and discounted back to present value. Due to the high cost of dependent travel, and transportation of household goods and privately owned vehicles POV, the present deployment alternative appears best from a strictly financial veiwpoint except when the value of the above cost elements are kept to a minimum. However, the possibilities of limiting dependent travel and extending tour length, and nonquantifiable factors such as increased retention could shift the recommendation in favor of homeporting.

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Numerical Mathematics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE