Analysis of Vessels and Acquisition Methods Utilized to Support Maritime Irregular Warfare

Report Number: NPS-AM-10-012

Series: Acquisition Management

Category: Maritime Irregular Warfare (MIW)

Report Series: Sponsored Report

Authors: William Clark, Justin Bummara, Christopher Kelley

Title: Analysis of Vessels and Acquisition Methods Utilized to Support Maritime Irregular Warfare

Published: 2010-05-01

Sponsored By: Acquisition Research Program

Status: Published--Unlimited Distribution

Research Type: Graduate Student

Full Text URL: http://acquisitionresearch.net/files/FY2010/NPS-AM-10-012.pdf

Keywords: Maritime Support Vessel, Maritime Irregular Warfare, Naval Special Warfare, Leasing, Chartering, USSOCOM, Operation Enduring Freedom

Abstract:

As the US military continues to align the appropriate platforms for conducting maritime irregular warfare (MIW), US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) has leased/chartered civilian ships to provide the appropriate vessels needed to support operations in Operation Enduring Freedom