3 MSC - Military Sealift Command Purpose: to provide ocean...

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Military Sealift Command Purpose : to provide ocean transportation of fuel, equipment, supplies, ammunition, and troops to sustain U.S. forces worldwide Component of US TRANSCOM Most ships operated and maintained by civilians 4 distinct groups: Naval Fleet Auxiliary Force (NFAF) Special Mission Ships Prepositioning Force Sealift Force
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History After WWII, 4 gov’t agencies controlled ocean transportation and were consolidated under Military Sea Transportation Service (MSTS) in 1949. Renamed Military Sealift Command (MSC) in 1970 1972 – Navy manned these ships with civilians. This saved money, while allowing military personnel to be better utilized on combatants. OPERATION Desert Storm: MSC moved over 95% of the total ammo, cargo, and equipment used by U.S. forces in the Middle east. MSC still plays vital role in supporting military services overseas and keeping Navy ships refueled/replenished at sea.
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Today, Military Sealift Command has more than 10,800 employees worldwide, approximately 80 percent of which serve at sea. MSC is the largest employer of merchant mariners in the United States. Approximately 5,100 employees are federal civil service
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This note was uploaded on 04/17/2008 for the course NS 101 taught by Professor Milian during the Spring '08 term at SUNY Maritime.

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