MILITARY READINESS: Navy Needs to Reassess Its Metrics and Assumptions for Ship Crewing Requirements and Training

June 2010
GAO Reports;6/9/2010, preceding p1
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The article presents a study made by the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) regarding the training, size, composition and capabilities of ship crews in the U.S. Navy. The study involves visits to 11 Navy ships to conduct interviews with Navy officials. The result shows that the Navy should validate its assumptions and standards used to calculate workforce requirements. Furthermore, it suggests that additional metrics to measure training effectiveness should be developed by the Navy.


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