Supporting the Services

Davis, Thomas A.
September 2008
U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings;Sep2008, Vol. 134 Issue 9, p84
Conference Proceeding
The article offers the author's views on the argument of captain J.F. Kelly Jr. that civilianizing the U.S. Navy's non-combat functions and organizing them on the business model allow active duty personnel to concentrate on performing combat functions. He states that the personnel training function, from acquisition to assignment to a combat unit, is a nearly fixed cost, and opines that the civilianization approach only works in peacetime or pseudo peacetime.


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