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Accession Number ADA567519
Title Future Mission Tasking and Resourcing of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary.
Publication Date Sep 2012
Media Count 159p
Personal Author M. Barner
Abstract This thesis studies the historic activity and present operational return on investment of the U.S. Coast Guard's all-volunteer, citizen-supported Auxiliary organization. The thesis recommends harvesting approximately $2.7M by eliminating the Auxiliary aviation program. The existing funds could be efficiently reprogrammed to replace that volunteer support niche through an agreement with the U.S. Air Force and to better support other more cost- effective volunteer sub-programs. This effort departs from previous similar studies because it identifies long-term trends in volunteer activity and measures the return on investment in terms of organizational outcomes, not volunteer effort or opinion questionnaires. The literature review presents examples of similar affiliated or formal volunteer organizations found in the United States and abroad, several of which were originally modeled after the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary. Volunteer demographics and participation for the six major operational Auxiliary activities are then represented to identify trends. The Coast Guard's resourcing in the form of full-time employee support and direct funding also are presented. The focus of the thesis is how to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the volunteer organization to the Nation; the premise is that properly tasked and managed volunteers, with a healthy organizational culture, will multiply.
Keywords Australia
Boat and ship safety
Civil aviation
Civilian population
Coast guard
Cost effectiveness
Cost reduction
Homeland security
Sea rescues
United kingdom
US Coast Guard auxiliary

Source Agency Non Paid ADAS
NTIS Subject Category 85G - Marine & Waterway Transportation
70D - Personnel Management, Labor Relations & Manpower Studies
57U - Public Health & Industrial Medicine
41I - Job Environment
91I - Emergency Services & Planning
Corporate Author Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA. Dept. of National Security Affairs.
Document Type Thesis
Title Note Master's thesis.
NTIS Issue Number 1309
Contract Number N/A

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