Best Value Analysis of Movement Strategies for Carrier Air Wing Five (CVW-5) from Iwakuni to Yokosuka, Japan

Report Number: FOUO_NPS-LM-11-206

Series: Logistics Management

Category: Carrier Air Wing Five (CVW-5)

Report Series: Sponsored Report

Authors: Shawn Coleman, Gentry D. Debord, Justin A. Hodge

Title: Best Value Analysis of Movement Strategies for Carrier Air Wing Five (CVW-5) from Iwakuni to Yokosuka, Japan

Published: 2011-11-01

Sponsored By: Acquisition Research Program

Status: FOUO

Research Type: Graduate Student

Full Text URL: http://acquisitionresearch.net/files/FY2011/

Keywords: Carrier Air Wing Five (CVW-5), deployment plan, transportation options, courses of action (COA)

Abstract:

In 2005, a U.S.-Japan Security Consultative Committee agreed to shift the Carrier Air
Wing Five (CVW-5) homeport from Atsugi Naval Air Station (NAS), Japan, to Marine
Corps Air Station Iwakuni (MCASI), Japan, in 2016. Current emergency deployment
plans exist for loading CVW-5 from Atsugi NAS to Commander, Fleet Activities
Yokosuka (CFAY), which is only 35 miles away. However, the CVW-5 load from
MCASI to CFAY requires new standard and emergency deployment plans to account for
the increased distance. This study examines existing transportation options available to
transport approximately 1,500 personnel and 300 short tons of equipment over 537 miles
to meet required deployment timelines. The most stringent case involves emergency
carrier deployments where the CVW-5 has 96 hours to move all essential personnel,
parts, and material necessary to the host aircraft carrier based in Yokosuka, Japan. This
study includes an analysis of alternative means of movement, resulting in an outcome of
the best value solutions to meet the Navy