Optimized Fleet Response Plan: Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Readiness of the Committee on Armed Services, U.S. House of Representatives, One Hundred Fourteenth Congress, First Session, September 10, 2015 [open pdf - 983KB]
This is the September 10, 2015 hearing "Optimized Fleet Response Plan" (O-FRP) held before the House Committee on Armed Services. From the testimony of subcommittee ranking member Madeleine Z. Bordallo: "The O-FRP is a readiness construct that arises from significant strains on the force that pose challenges for the Navy's continued readiness. […] Further, I hope our witnesses can touch on how they are ensuring the readiness of logistics and support vessels in the Military Sealift Command [MSC] fleet to support the carrier strike groups [CSGs]. A key component of the O-FRP is to ensure that our Navy remains forward deployed, and the MSC is critical to supporting that effort. The O-FRP does a good job in outlining the deployment cycle for carrier strike groups, but I would like to get better fidelity on MSC ship maintenance and repair to support the carrier strike groups. And further, this level of fidelity would be welcomed by the shipyards, so that they have even more predictability to support the readiness of the fleet. I also hope our witnesses can touch on the value of having shipyards or robust ship repair capabilities in forward locations to truly support a forward deployed Navy." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Jeffrey A. Harley.
H.A.S.C. No. 114-48; House Armed Services Committee No. 114-48
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