Accession Number:

ADA416104

Title:

Future US Navy Force Protection

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis 6 Aug 2001-31 May 2002

Corporate Author:

ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2002-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

108.0

Abstract:

This study focuses on providing force protection for the Navys future minimally manned surface combatants. Following the attack on the USS Cole, force protection became the Navys primary warfare concern. In order to add experience and defensive depth, United States Coast Guard Port Security Units augmented Navy ships force assets in providing Antiterrorism and Force Protection. Concurrently, the Navy set out to build the next family of surface combatants, the DD X class. One of the cornerstones of the program, as specified in the operational requirements document ORD, is that the DD X have an optimally sized crew of 95, not to exceed 150. This is nearly a 70 percent reduction from surface combatant crew sizes of today. How can the Navy reasonably expect to provide force protection for minimally manned combatants when it is having trouble doing so today This study examines the tasks required to provide adequate force protection, the manning required to perform those tasks, and the associated manning costs. The analysis determined that the new DD X class will only be able to perform the force protection tasks if manned near the 150 personnel mark, and even then will require a security augmentation force, such as a Port Security Unit PSU. The appendixes provide a force protection task list, USS Yorktown manning information and inport watchbill, PSU manning information and watchbill, PSU master training list, U.S. Coast Guard estimated PSU deployment costs, and DD X class manning information and costs. 13 tables, 3 figures, 52 refs.

Subject Categories:

  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations
  • Naval Surface Warfare
  • Unconventional Warfare

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE