Department of Defense Appropriations for 2004: Hearings Before a Subcommittee of the Committee on Appropriations, House of Representatives, One Hundred Eighth Congress, First Session

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Page 207 - Conduct operations to deter, prevent, and defeat threats and aggression aimed at the United States, its territories, and interests within the assigned area of responsibility; and • As directed by the President or Secretary of Defense, provide military assistance to civil authorities...
Page 218 - This is a critical first step toward transformational network centric operations. Our next major objective is to integrate the successes of IT-21 and incorporate them across the full spectrum of naval operations to achieve significant improvement in knowledge management and operational performance. This full dimensional approach, called FORCEnet, will provide the operational construct and architectural framework for naval warfare in the information age.
Page 252 - We have requested two additional conversions in fiscal year 2004; these ships will be configured to carry more than 150 Tomahawk missiles, enabling covert, large-volume strike. The SSGN will also have the capability to support Special Operations Forces for an extended period, providing clandestine insertion and retrieval by lockout chamber, dry deck shelters or the Advanced Seal Delivery System, and they will be arrayed with a variety of unmanned systems to enhance the Joint Force Commander's knowledge...
Page 262 - Hagee graduated with distinction from the US Naval Academy in 1968 with a Bachelor of Science in Engineering. He also holds a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from the US Naval Postgraduate School and a Master of Arts in National Security and Strategic Studies from the Naval War College. He is a graduate of the Command and Staff College and the US Naval War College. General...
Page 270 - Marines in the active units that we "borrowed" in standing up the Brigade, and continue to provide the Nation with a robust, scalable force option specifically dedicated to anti-terrorism. Recruiting. — Sustaining our ranks with the highest quality young men and women is the mission of the Marine Corps Recruiting Command. Recruiting Command has consistently accomplished this mission for more than the past seven years for enlisted recruiting and twelve years for officer recruiting.
Page 219 - ... to upgrade three AEGIS guided missile destroyers (DDG) for ICBM surveillance and tracking duties and procurement of up to 20 Standard Missile interceptors to help us provide a limited at sea capability to intercept short and medium range ballistic missiles in the boost and ascent phases of flight. Our sea-based missile defense programs experienced tremendous success on the test range during 2002, and we look forward to building on these successes and developing a vital capability for our Nation....
Page 230 - Mr. Chairman and members of the Committee, I appreciate the opportunity to appear today. The investment you've made in America's Navy has been vital to the nation's security and your Navy's ability to project more power, more protection and more freedom to the far corners of the earth. I speak for the entire Fleet in thanking you for your exceptional and continuous support...
Page 191 - The number of such inspections; b. Identification of the entity conducting each inspection; c. The number of units inspected: and d. The overall results of such inspections, including the inspector's determination for each inspected unit of whether the unit met deployability standards and, for those units not meeting deployability standards, the reasons for such failure and the status of corrective actions. For purposes of this report, data...
Page 382 - ... to enable rapid, timely, and effective projection, employment, and sustainment of US power in support of US global interests ~ precision delivery for operational effects . Nuclear Response Task Force (NRTF) provides the deterrent "umbrella" under which conventional forces operate, and, if deterrence fails, avails a rapid scalable response.
Page 212 - FY 2003 and 2004, we anticipate end-strength will decrease slightly to reflect force structure changes. Active Duty. The Navy and Marine Corps met recruiting and accession goals in 2002, and continue to attract America's finest young men and women to national service. The Marine Corps notched its seventh year of meeting monthly and annual recruiting goals. Navy achieved its recruiting goals for a fourth consecutive year. Both Services are wellpositioned for success in meeting 2003 officer accession...

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