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Title Allocating Marine Expeditionary Unit equipment and personnel to minimize shortfalls / Walter L. Perry [and others].

Published Santa Monica, CA : Rand Corporation, 2012.


Location Call No. Status
Physical description 1 online resource (xxvi, 120 pages) : color illustrations.
Series RAND Corporation technical report series ; TR-1253-OSD
Technical report (Rand Corporation) ; TR-1253-OSD.
Books at JSTOR Open Access
Notes "RAND National Defense Research Institute."
"Prepared for the Office of the Secretary of Defense."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 119-120).
Contents Introduction -- Mission deconstruction -- Equipment, personnel, metrics, and planning factors -- The MAGTF Equipment Structural Assessment (MESA) application -- Conclusion -- Appendix A: Equipment capabilities and mission deconstruction -- Appendix B: Planning factors -- Appendix C: MESA user's guide.
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.
Notes Prepared for the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD). The research was conducted within the RAND National Defense Research Institute, a federally funded research and development center sponsored by OSD, the Joint Staff, the Unified Combatant Commands, the Navy, the Marine Corps, the defense agencies, and the defense Intelligence Community W74V8H-06-C-0002.
Other author Perry, Walt L.
National Defense Research Institute (U.S.)
United States. Department of Defense. Office of the Secretary of Defense.
Rand Corporation.
JSTOR issuing body.
Subject United States. Marine Corps -- Equipment.
Electronic books.
ISBN 9780833084576 (electronic bk.)
0833084577 (electronic bk.)
0833080741 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
9780833080745 (pbk. ; alk. paper)