Accession Number:

ADA371352

Title:

Measures of Readiness in Navy Medicine: Problems and Policy Development After the Cold War

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1999-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

93.0

Abstract:

This thesis attempts to map the changes to guidance and policy that have had an effect on Navy medicines readiness program. Documents reviewed for this thesis include but are not limited to DoD, GAO, and service IG reports, studies by the RAND Corporation, Center for Naval Analysis, Institute for Defense Analysis, and Logistic Management Institute, congressional testimony, and relevant DoD and Navy directives and manuals. Interviews and electronic mail with officials associated with Navy medicine include Deputy Commander of MED-27, J-4 Medical Readiness Division Chief, RROC director, N931 Analyst, and DMRTI. Measuring medical readiness is a large and complex issue and the military medical systems use a variety of data and models in an attempt to measure readiness. The conclusions of this thesis are that many groups and individuals are providing guidance for Navy medical readiness and changes have been produced at a rapid rate. Considerable uncertainty and variety remains concerning who and how we need to train for wartime medical care. To address these problems, Navy medicine created the RROC and its subordinate task forces.

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE