Accession Number:

ADA509152

Title:

A Manpower Comparison of Three U.S. Navies: The Current Fleet, a Projected 313 Ship Fleet, and a More Distributed Bimodal Alternative

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA DEPT OF OPERATIONS RESEARCH

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2009-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

135.0

Abstract:

A study conducted by the faculty at Naval Postgraduate School entitled The New Navy Fighting Machine NNFM proposes a new fleet design with 677 ships. The study speculates that the manning would not be greatly different from the present Navy of 280 ships or the planned fleet of 313 ships. The purpose of this thesis is to determine whether the studys conjecture is true, by comparing the manpower requirements of the three fleets as rigorously as data and statistical methods will permit. Manpower estimates of existing ships, ships being designed and procured for the planned future Navy, and non-existent ships proposed for the NNFM were developed through various methodologies. A manpower baseline of 134,708 was calculated for the current ship inventory. Although the 313 Ship Navy has more ships, the manpower afloat decreased to 130,810. The NNFM design required an even lower manpower number of 121,318 for even more ships. Manpower is also more widely distributed. Fifty-six percent of its total afloat manpower is designated to blue water missions, 21 percent are allocated to green water vessels, and 7 percent to the submarine force. This long-term manpower information can provide valuable insight for future U.S. Navy fleet composition, size, requirements, and limitations.

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Statistics and Probability
  • Military Forces and Organizations
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
  • Naval Surface Warfare
  • Undersea and Antisubmarine Warfare

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE