Operational Medical Manpower: Profiles and Requirements Determination Processes
Published Date: February 1, 2001
The purpose of N81's M&P IWAR (Manpower and Personnel Integrated Warfare Architecture) 2000 is to examine the alignment of the Navy's operational capabilities and requirements. The examination focuses on four areas: civilian staffing, medical manpower, reserves, and retention. This study supported that effort by addressing the medical manpower issue. Our specific tasks were: provide a comprehensive profile of all operational medical personnel assets by Navy fleet and Fleet Marine Force (FMF) organizational structure; identify capabilities provided by each medical unit by platform or related organizational entity; identify the medical manpower requirement determination process for both the Navy fleets and FMFs; assess the requirement determination process, examine differences and inconsistencies within and between Navy fleets and FMFs; and, identify opportunities to achieve balance and consistency in the distribution of medical manpower resources.