Accession Number:

ADA604506

Title:

The Marine Corps Ability to Conduct Surface Amphibious Transport is at Risk

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

MARINE CORPS COMMAND AND STAFF COLL QUANTICO VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2013-05-03

Pagination or Media Count:

36.0

Abstract:

The Marine Corps degraded training proficiency and inability to modernize the equipment required by landing forces has compromised the services ability to conduct the full range of amphibious missions. The Marine Corps currently faces two key, related decisions that will affect the relevance of the self-deploying amphibious capability well into the 21st century. The first is the Amphibious Assault Vehicle AAV Upgrade and the second is the decision to acquire its replacement, currently named the Amphibious Combat Vehicle ACV. Both initiatives face challenges with funding and providing the appropriate capability at the right time. Effective and efficient manning, equipping, and training decisions are needed to ensure the self-deploying amphibian vehicle remains capable of supporting the range of amphibious missions.

Subject Categories:

  • Naval Surface Warfare

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE