Allocating Marine Expeditionary Unit equipment and personnel to minimize shortfalls

For various reasons, including the commander's priorities and expected mission requirements, U.S. Marine Corps amphibious lift requirements, that is, the space needed on ships to transport equipment for a given mission, may exceed the U.S. Navy's lift capacity. Thus, Marine Expeditionary U...

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Main Author: Perry, Walt L.
Corporate Authors: National Defense Research Institute (U.S.), United States Department of Defense, Rand Corporation
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Santa Monica, CA Rand Corporation 2012, 2012
Series:RAND Corporation technical report series
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Collection: JSTOR Open Access Books - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Summary:For various reasons, including the commander's priorities and expected mission requirements, U.S. Marine Corps amphibious lift requirements, that is, the space needed on ships to transport equipment for a given mission, may exceed the U.S. Navy's lift capacity. Thus, Marine Expeditionary Units (MEUs) afloat generally do not have all their support personnel and equipment on board. What is the impact of this shortfall on a MEU's ability to complete the tasks associated with its mission, especially when the mission includes reconstruction and stabilization operations? Close examination reveals that, in general, MEUs do not fail as a result of these equipment shortfalls; Marine Corps commanders are able to make use of the equipment they have in innovative and creative ways to accomplish the tasks at hand. However, equipment shortfalls do force shortcuts and sometimes sacrifice the quality and speed of task completion. This report describes the development of an automated tool for allocating both equipment and personnel to complete the tasks associated with 15 MEU missions, highlighting the associated equipment implications
Item Description:"RAND National Defense Research Institute.". - "Prepared for the Office of the Secretary of Defense."
Physical Description:xxvi, 120 pages color illustrations
ISBN:9780833076199
9780833080745
0833076191
0833080741