Accession Number:

ADA256624

Title:

Construction: the Foundation of National Defense

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1988-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

196.0

Abstract:

As we enter the 21st Century, and the role of high-tech weaponry increases, constructions once crucial role in national defense is no longer obvious. The extent to which construction has maintained its importance as a component of the US militarys war-fighting capabilities is unclear. The purpose of this thesis is to develop a current understanding of the role of construction in US national defense, military construction requirements, and the militarys construction delivery system. After a brief historical review of the subject, the author analyzes current US defense policy and identifies the role, nature and extent of construction that is needed, and assesses the extent to which this construction demand has changed, in scope and complexity, since the Vietnam War. Next, the author describes and analyzes the militarys construction delivery system, and identifies shortcomings and inconsistencies in the delivery systems ability to respond to the demand. Finally, the author offers recommendations and policies to improve the militarys current construction delivery system, and bridge the gap between requirements and capabilities.

Subject Categories:

  • Economics and Cost Analysis
  • Civil Engineering
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE