Accession Number:

ADA214905

Title:

One-Year UDP (Unit Deployment Program): A Cost/Benefit Analysis of a Proposed Alternative to the Marine Corps' Unit Deployment Program for Fighter Aviation

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1988-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

115.0

Abstract:

The author examines the incremental costs and benefits associated with a change from six-month unit deployments to one-year unit deployments. The analysis is based primarily on five fighter squadrons participating in the Marine Corps Unit Deployment Program and takes in the period July 1976 to October 1988. Regression analysis is used to project transportation cost savings of 4 million in real terms from FY 1989 through FY 1993. With a change to a one-year Unit Deployment Program, fighter squadrons should experience net increases in aircraft readiness, aircrew training readiness, and personnel retention. Keywords Unit deployment, UDP, Marine aviation, Transportation cost, Aircraft readiness, Aircrew training, Personnel retention, Theses. sdw

Subject Categories:

  • Economics and Cost Analysis

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE