The authors assess several one- and two-deployment cycles, assuming a deployment length of six months and a time-between-deployments length equal to twice the duration of the previous deployment. Among many findings, RAND concludes that shorter cycles can increase the forward presence of the carrier fleet and help level shipyard workloads. Longer, two-deployment cycles can increase forward presence, but may result in shipyard workload complications and deferred-work backlogs.q--BOOK JACKET.Department of the Navy, OPNAV Notice 3000.13B, N312, aPersonnel Tempo of Operations, a Washington, D.C., February ... COMNAVAIRFORINST 3500.20A, a Aircraft Carrier Training and Readiness Manual, a San Diego, Calif., January 2005a.
|Title||:||Increasing Aircraft Carrier Forward Presence|
|Author||:||Roland J. Yardley|
|Publisher||:||Rand Corporation - 2008|