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Included here are  Masters' Theses, Doctoral Dissertations and other degree-earning works by students of the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California, as well as some NPS faculty-authored Technical Reports.  This content has been shared from the NPS Archive: Calhoun.



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Thesis (M.S. in Management)--Naval Postgraduate School, 1976
Topic: Management
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Thesis (MS)?Naval Postgraduate School, 1968
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This thesis designs, develops and tests a computer-assisted system to construct final examination schedules at the Naval Postgraduate School. The system is based on a greedy heuristic that produces high quality solutions for 200 examinations in a few minutes on a personal computer. Comparisons between computer constructed schedules and the manual schedule for the 1994 winter quarter show the manual schedule's superiority. Despite this observation, the computer system's ability to rapidly...
Topic: Examination scheduling, examination conflict, student clique
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The goals of this thesis are to demonstrate the operation of a near-field scanning microscope (NSOM) inside a scanning electron microscope (SEM) to collect spatially resolved luminescence and to image transport on nano-scale structures, particularly nanowires. The SEM is used to generate localized charge and the NSOM is used to observe the motion of the excess charge due to diffusion and/or drift via its recombination emission. This will allow direct determination of transport parameters, such...
Topics: Nanowires, Nanostructured materials, Atomic force microscopy, Near-field microscopy, Imaging...
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by Eckstrand, Eric C.
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The explosive growth of user-generated video presents opportunities and challenges. The videos may possess valuable information that was once unavailable. On the other hand, the information may be buried or difficult to access with traditional methods. Automatic keyframe video summarization technologies exist that attempt to address this problem. A keyframe summary can often be viewed quicker than the underlying video. However, a theoretical framework for objectively assessing keyframe summary...
Topics: Video Summarization, Video Abstraction, Keyframes, Keyframe Summary Evaluation, User-Generated...
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by Hrabosky, Bryan;Owen, Wayne Allen;Popp, Ronnald Gordon
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Thesis (M.S. in Management)--Naval Postgraduate School, 1980
Topic: Management
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by Mosley, Vincent A.; Ng, Soon Hee Samuel
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The Naval Postgraduate School Information Sciences Department is executing a multi-year campaign of integrated thesis research to explore issues, and develop ideas and concepts of operations (CONOPS), related to formalizing unclassified maritime domain awareness (MDA). This is the third thesis in this campaign. The first thesis in 2016 developed the CONOPS to leverage unclassified, sharable commercial satellite imagery in support of the United States’ Southeast Asia Maritime Security...
Topics: Gray MDA network, maritime domain awareness
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by Finne, Peter Charles.
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Topic: Computer science
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This thesis studied the results attained by the six Navy Recruiting Areas in the recruitment of prior-service Navy veterans (NAVETS) for the years FY 1975- FY 1978. Data analyzed included age, marital status, level of education, entry paygrade, race and broad occupational category. Comparisons of total numbers of NAVETS recruited with total numbers of other service veterans (OSVETS) recruited were also made. Policy implications and recommendations for the recruitment of prior service Navy...
Topics: Management, Navy veterans, prior service, NAVETS, recruiting, reenlistments
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An expanding interest at the Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California, in research work on aircraft side-arm control sticks has necessitated the determination of the previous and ongoing projects involved with the development of side-arm control sticks. This paper presents a survey of the English language literature dealing with aircraft control sticks over the period of 1936 to 1971. The result of the survey is an abstracted bibliography of significant literature related to the design...
Topics: Aeronautics, flight control, aircraft control stick, side-arm control stick
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This thesis examines self-identified gang members and extremists incarcerated in Navy and Marine Corps brigs and disciplinary barracks. Information was gathered from interviews conducted with inmates. The interviews focused on several key issues, including reasons for enlisting in the Navy and Marine Corps; truthfulness with recruiters concerning certain illegal activities prior to enlistment, including juvenile arrests and convictions; the nature and severity of crimes for which members were...
Topics: Gangs, Extremism, Accessions, Recruiting, Prison inmates
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Thesis (M.S. in Operations Research)--Naval Postgraduate School, 1975
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by Allen, Richard Dale
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This thesis explains the basic operations of a Federal credit union, describes the role of internal auditing, reviews the internal audit function of cooperatives, and explores the potential benefits of a \"single audit\" program for credit unions. An auditing model is developed with subprograms to review fiscal administration, property management, procurement, personnel, and the operational activities of a Federal credit union. The model contains preferred practices of the National...
Topics: Management, Federal credit unions, Audits, Single Audit Model, Internal Review, Supervisory...
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by Emmons, Nelson L
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Thesis advisor, Maurice D. Weir
Topics: COMPUTER PROGRAMS, MATHEMATICAL MODELS
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by Hatzopoulos, Epaminondas A.
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This report develops a modern naval combat model. It deals with naval surface missile combat and models the attrition as a force-on-force process described in discrete time steps, or slaves. The degradation of each force is expressed in terms of remaining staying power and combat power in both opponents. It is based on Lt. Beall's model, but since it deals with missile warfare it incorporates several human factors that affect the outcome of a naval battle: specifically scouting effectiveness,...
Topics: Naval art and science, Mathematical models, Naval battles, Naval tactics, War, Maritime...
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by Patterson, Ann K.
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Piracy threatens commercial shipping passing through major choke points and sea lines of communication in regions such as the Gulf of Aden (GOA) and Southeast Asia. Piracy has become a larger security issue in the international community as the number of attacks has increased and ransoms have escalated. Countries such as China have become more involved in counter-piracy operations; however, China has neither joined the Combined Maritime Forces task force in the GOA to combat piracy nor been...
Topics: China, maritime security, piracy, counter-piracy, Combined Maritime Forces, geopolitical,...
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Thesis advisor, Moshe Zviran
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System designers are often faced with the task of assigning symbolic representations to user actions, e.g., icons to choices in graphical interfaces. When a confusion matrix—on discriminability of the symbols—is available, it is used to guide the selection of the set of symbols to be implemented. While trial and error methods or clustering approaches have been used to analyze this problem, it was only recently that a true optimization approach was offered. Theise (1989) formulated the...
Topics: information, information theory, transmitted information, confusion, recognition, discriminability,...
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by Chalfant, Michael D.; Coats, Kevin M.
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The Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems and Computers is a technical conference dealing in signal and image processing, communications, sensor systems, and computer hardware and software. Sponsored by the Naval Postgraduate School and San Jose State University, in cooperation with the IEEE Signal Processing Society, the conference is held annually at the Asilomar Conference Facility in Pacific Grove, California. Although the Asilomar Conference is oriented toward computers and new...
Topics: World Wide Web, Relational database, Information System
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This thesis discusses the modification of and additions to an existing Optimal Systems Control FORTRAN Program (OPTSYS) originally obtained from Professor Arthur E. Bryson of Stanford University. This program has been subsequently redesigned to run interactively on the IBM 3033 VM/CMS by lieutenant Commander John G. Hoden, and additions by Commander Harry A. Diel provide the user with a highly accurate graphic time response to a system designed using the OPTSYSX program. The addition of the...
Topics: Aeronautics, OPTSYSX, pole-zero, root-locus, bode, Nyquist, Nichols, transfer function, open loop,...
The basic structure of the variability Of the large-scale circulations over the tropical western North Pacific is investigated with respect to its influence on tropical cyclone characteristics. A vector empirical orthogonal function analysis and a fuzzy c
Topics: Low-frequency variability, circulation regimes, cluster analysis, monsoons, tropical cyclone...
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by Mariategui, Francisco J.;Hall, Ivan Nelson
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Thesis (M.A. in Asian Studies)--San Diego State University, 1974
Topic: Political science
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Bibliography: l. 180
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Thesis advisor, Neil C. Rowe
Topic: Computer science
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by Zavadil, John Leslie.
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Thesis advisors, Dan C. Boger and Gregory G. Hildebrandt
Topics: LOGISTICS SUPPORT, MILITARY FORCE LEVELS, GOAL PROGRAMMING
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When a real time system has a mixed set of time critical tasks, including tasks with hard headlines and tasks with soft deadlines, managing a mixed set of tasks in a timely manner becomes harder and requires a multi-level architecture. This thesis concentrates on building such an architecture. The proposed architecture is based on the current Computer Aided Prototype System (CAPS) architecture, which only deals with hard real time and non-time-critical tasks. Priority based scheduling...
Topics: Real time systems, Real time scheduling, Hard real time systems, Soft real time systems, Dynamic...
Topics: Mechanical engineering, NA
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by Tully, Frank Michael
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Topic: Computer science
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by Morris, Michael Andrew
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This thesis presents the design and layout of a Gallium Arsenide (GaAs) Dynamic Random Access Memory (DRAM array of eight four-bit words including refresh circuitry. In the last several years, there has been significant research investigating the possibilities of producing much faster, lower power and high density DRAM using GaAs. Thus far, this research has yielded success on a limited basis using special materials and fabrication techniques. This design, tested and simulated using HSPICE,...
Topics: DCFL, DRAM, GaAs layout, GaAs logic circuits, Gallium arsenide DRAM, HSPICE, MAGIC, RAM, SBFL,...
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Topics: Mechanical engineering, NA
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Distributed decision problems arise when two or more sensors viewing the same phenomenon must work cooperatively to draw inferences about the observed situation. Typical examples are in target detection and target classification. Such problems are characterized by distributed processing of information and communication between processors over a limited bandwidth data link. This thesis presents some statistical distributed decision algorithms and describes the implementation of one of them on a...
Topics: Electrical engineering, Distributed decision processing, Computer network, Microcomputer clusters,...
Since 1998, the European Union (EU) has begun to develop a Common European Security and Defense Policy (ESDP), which provides a stronger role in the security and defense areas in order to become a more important actor in these fields. Since that time, the member states of the European Union have been pursuing capabilities to conduct conflict prevention and crisis management operations, with no intention of overcoming NATO's role and capabilities in the field of collective defense, but with the...
Topics: European Union, European security and defense policy, Greece, NATO
Ammonium perchlorate/polybutadiene acrylic acid propellant sandwiches were burned in a nitrogen purge atmosphere at various pressures in a combustion bomb designed for optical and rapid depressurization studies. A Hycam camera was utilized for taking high speed color schlieren and regular photographs to obtain information about the flame structure during combustion. The effects of pressure on flame structure are discussed.
Topics: Aeronautics, Solid propellant, Schlieren, Ammonium perchlorate, Sandwich burning
Current rates of technological advancement continue to translate into changes on our battlefields. Aerial robots capable of gathering reconnaissance along with unmanned underwater vehicles capable of defusing enemy minefields provide evidence that machines are playing key roles once played by humans within our military. This thesis explores one of the major problems facing both commercial and military UUVs to date. Successfully navigating in unfamiliar environments and maneuvering autonomously...
Topics: Remote submersibles, United States, Sonar, Underwater navigation, Signals and signaling, Submarine
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by Beard, David W.
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by Lennon, Michael Alan
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This thesis reexamines the warfighting component of the Maritime Strategy in light of recent political changes in the communist world as well as recent arms control advances. The following conclusions are reached: first, a Conventional Forces Europe (CFE) agreement and the political changes in Eastern Europe will make mobilization and reinforcement key factors in any future European conflict. Secondly, under the conditions of a START agreement, it will no longer be necessary for the Soviet...
Topics: Sea control., Maritime strategy, U.S. Navy, National Strategy, European security
With the explosion of available data from a variety of sources, it has become increasingly difficult to keep pace with the amount of arriving data, extract actionable information, and integrate it with prior knowledge. Add to that the pressures of today's fusion center climate and it becomes clear that analysts, police officers, and executives' ability to make rapid, sound decisions is severely compromised. The combination of circular reporting and the complexity of data sources are...
Topics: Information technology, Illinois, Evaluation, Terrorism, United States, Prevention, Information...
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This thesis explores international and domestic factors that constitute continuities in U.S. foreign and security policy regarding trans-Atlantic relations. Since the founding of the Atlantic Alliance burden sharing has been one of the major sources of conflict between the United States and its European NATO allies. Despite the reluctance to spend more than minimal amounts on military capabilities in most European NATO countries the issue did not become a major concern in the U.S. Congress...
Topics: Alliances, Trans-Atlantic relations, Mansfield Amendment, U.S. troop reduction in Europe,...
An evaluation of the performance of a SONET management system was conducted to better understand its management capabilities due to network disruptions in the presence of a traffic load. This study analyzed the Cisco Transport Manager (CTM) which manages a testbed of four Cisco ONS15454 optical systems. The network was injected with HTTP and FTP traffic generated by the Spirent Smartbits system installed with TeraMetrics Gigabit Ethernet modules and load calibration configured by the Spirent...
Topics: SONET (Data transmission), Queuing theory, Data transmission systems, Testing
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by Goette, Herbert
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The United States Army obtained congressional approval in 1995 to close or realign 40 installations. These actions create a unique opportunity for the civilian communities surrounding the installations to reuse them to satisfy commercial or community needs. However, future reuse can be impeded by the need for environmental clean-up, which is an expensive business. The current clean-up cost estimate for 32 of the 40 installations is $1 billion from 1996 to 2001. This thesis develops an...
Topics: Optimization, Mixed integer linear programming, Budget allocation
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Military Command and Control (C2) requires easy access to information needed for the commander's situation assessment and direction of troops. Providing this information via synthetic speech is a viable alternative, but additional information is required before speech systems can be implemented for C2 functions. An experiment was conducted to study several factors which may affect the intelligibility of synthetic speech. The factors examined were: (1) speech rate; (2) synthetic speech messages...
Topics: Command and control systems., Synthetic speech, command and control
A theory is developed describing the process by which a signal induced at one point on a ferromagnetic toroidal core propagates to other locations about the core. Both qualitative and quantitative arguments are presented to support this description. An experiment is discussed which tests the proposed theory. A complete analysis of the results of this experiment is made and includes a quantitative comparison of the measured results with those predicted by the theory. In as much as this...
This thesis focuses on the numerical modeling of the oceanic double-diffusive convection, an important small scale mixing process which is driven by the two orders of magnitude difference in diffusivities of heat and salt in seawater. This study explores the diffusive regime of double-diffusion which is realized when cold and fresh water overlies the warm and salty water. The aim of the research was to quantify the double diffusive transport in both smooth gradients and thermohaline staircases,...
Topics: Seawater, Evolution, Numerical analysis, Meteorology, Oceanography, Climatology, Mathematical...
The thesis reviews the changes in the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe; analyzes their affect on Western security; and assesses the United States Department of Defense's possible options in terms of forces and the budget. The main findings are: (1) The Warsaw Pact threat to NATO and the United States has been significantly reduced. (2) The future of European security centers on the issue of Germany. (3) A new mission for NATO is needed which will reflect a greater emphasis on NATO's political...
Topics: Armed Forces, Appropriations and expenditures, National security, Perestroµika, Glasnost., NATO,...
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by McRaven, William H.
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This thesis develops a theory that explains why special operations succeed. The theory is important because successful special operations defy conventional wisdom. Special operations forces are usually numerically inferior to the enemy and generally these forces are attacking fortified positions. According to Carl Von Clausewitz, both of these factors should spell defeat, and yet, time and again -- these missions succeed. This thesis presents eight historical cases and demonstrates how certain...
Topic: Special Operations
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Thesis advisor(s): Phillip E. Pace, D. Curtis Schleher
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by Koerschner, Luke E.
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Most satellites rely on a ground control station to command their payloads and through which they download data from their payloads. The Naval Postgraduate School?s satellite (NPSAT1) is no exception. The spacecraft?s payloads, which include the Coherent Electromagnetic Radio Tomography (CERTO), Langmuir probe, Configurable Fault Tolerant Processor (CFTP), as well as the Visible Wavelength Imager (VISIM), all generate data that require collection on the ground through a radio frequency...
Topic: Radio frequency
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by McGuire, Michael Lee.
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Thesis (MBA)--George Washington University, 1972
Topic: Civil engineering
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by Storms, Russell L.
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Dissertation supervisor(s): Michael J. Zyda
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Topic: Computer science
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by Haynes, Howard H.;McCaffery, Jerry.;Kalmar, Louis G.
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Thesis advisors, Jerry L. McCaffery and Louis Kalmar
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by Baumstarck, Joan Eichten; Kirk, Donald E.
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Conversion of the MacPitts Silicon Compiler from NMOS to Scalable CMOS technology includes the custom design of SCMOS organelles to replace the NMOS organelles in the data-path. Three arithmetic organelles, the incrementor, decrementor and subtractor, are designed using the Magic layout editor. Cell insertions are made to the MacPitts Silicon Compiler installed on I SI workstations.
Topics: MacPitts, Silicon Compiler, SCMOS, VLSI
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by Herbert, Roger G., Jr.
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The United States, by executive order, has unilaterally forfeited assassination as an instrument of foreign policy. Some Americans now believe that a declared prohibition unreasonably limits U.S. capability to counter the national security threats posed by-terrorists, revolutionaries and Third World crusaders. This thesis is an examination of the national security policy dilemma which political assassination presents. Circumstances are conceivable in which utilitarian calculations would endorse...
Topics: Assassination, Political assassination, Assassination and Fidel Castro, Assassination and Patrice...
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Thesis advisor, Kenneth D. Challenger
Topic: Mechanical engineering
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by Frankenberger, Dale Thomas.;Buss, Claude Albert.
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Thesis advisor, Claude A. Buss
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Two models for the correlation of ship position reports obtained and relayed by ocean surveillance satellites are described. The models are intended to process position reports of ships detected by satellites and correlate this data to provide intelligence concerning the position, course, and speed of ships traversing the ocean surface. A probabilistic model assigns position report correlations by reliance on probabil­ities assigned to computed ship speed and to changes of course and speed. A...
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Thesis (Ph.D.)--Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University, Medford, Mass,1972
Topic: Political science
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Current directives require purchasing and contracting responsibilities for Marine Corps Air Stations be conducted under to cognizance of the Naval Supply Systems Command. Several MCASs are geographically much closer to Marine Corps Base purchasing support and are more disposed to utilize the services of the local Marine procurement office than traveling to a distant location for support by the Navy Field Contracting System. The thesis provides the reader with an evaluation of the current...
Topics: MCAS, Navy Field Contracting System, Marine Corps Field Contracting System
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by Agee, Ryan C.; DuClos, Maurice K.
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There has been a dramatic unconventional warfare (UW) renaissance in recent years. Much of the published material on the subject has been focused on what unconventional warfare is, re-defining it, and attempting to frame the concept of its use as it relates to the current military operational environment. Little work has been produced that examines the more basic question Why UW This research begins where the 2009 redefinition of UW left off. Identifying an expanded field of 51 cases of...
Topics: Unconventional Warfare, UW, Decision Points, Networks, Covert Action, Covert Operations, Irregular...
The goal of this thesis is to analyze the effect of advanced education on the retention and promotion of Navy Surface Warfare Officers (SWO). Multivariate probit models are used to estimate the effects of education, accession sources, demographic variables, and prior service status on retention and promotion. The data set used in this study is obtained from the online Navy Econometric Modeling System (NEMS). It was constructed from annual snapshots of SWO officers in the Navy between 2000 and...
Topics: Education, Advanced Education, Retention, Promotion, Effect of Advanced Education, Probit,...