Accession Number:

ADA463587

Title:

Naval Forward Presence

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI JOINT MILITARY OPERATIONS DEPT

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2006-10-23

Pagination or Media Count:

23.0

Abstract:

Naval forward presence has been a mainstay of U.S. national security strategy since the end of World War II providing global presence, deterrence, and crisis response. Forward deployed Naval forces have consistently been stationed in the world s hotspots and are usually the first on the scene for emergent crises giving credence to the oft quoted line Where are the carriers Operations ENDURING FREEDOM and IRAQI FREEDOM both featured the striking power of the aircraft carrier and the surface combatants and submarines that comprise the carrier strike groups. These operations highlighted the inherent mobility and efficacy of U.S. Naval forces operating on the high seas and their unmatched ability to project power ashore. The U.S. Navy provided upwards of three aircraft carriers for Operation ENDURING FREEDOM and seven aircraft carriers were deployed during Operation IRAQI FREEDOM. These were monumental feats but were accomplished at great cost in current and future readiness. These operations led to the development of the Fleet Response Plan to provide the U.S. with consistent, credible, combat power that is inherently mobile and free to operate from the maritime domain. For the Fleet Response Plan to be effective and achieve its goals requires changing the Navy s personnel tempo of operations programpolicy in order for the Navy to fight and win the Global War on Terrorism.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE