Evaluation of Ready Naval Forces

ACNS AT&R
Assistant Chief of Naval Staff Afloat Training and Readiness
ACNS P&T
Assistant Chief of Naval Staff Personnel and Training
ADM(HR-Civ)
Assistant Deputy Minister (Human Resources–Civilian)
ADM(Mat)
Assistant Deputy Minister (Materiel)
ADM(RS)
Assistant Deputy Minister (Review Services)
AOR
Auxiliary Oiler Replenishment [ship]
ARA
Authorities, Responsibilities and Accountabilities
CAF
Canadian Armed Forces
CDS
Chief of the Defence Staff
CFCD
Canadian Forces Controlled Document
CO
Commanding Officer
Comd
Commander (of a unit or formation)
CRCN
Commander of the Royal Canadian Navy
CRR
Combat Readiness Requirements
CT
Collective Training
DGMEPM
Director General Maritime Equipment Program Management
DND
Department of National Defence
DRF
Departmental Results Framework
DWP
Docking Work Period
EC
Engineering Change
EDWP
Extended Docking Work Period
ER
Extended Readiness
FELEX
Frigate Equipment Life Extension
FElms
Force Elements
FG
Force Generation
FMF
Fleet Maintenance Facility
FP&R
Force Posture and Readiness
FTE
Full-Time Equivalent
FY
Fiscal Year
GC
Government of Canada
HCM
Halifax-class Modernization
HQ
Headquarters
HR
High Readiness
IT
Individual Training
JSS
Joint Support Ship
L1
Level 1 Organization
MARLANT
Maritime Forces Atlantic
MARPAC
Maritime Forces Pacific
MCDV
Maritime Coastal Defence Vessel
MEPM
Maritime Equipment Program Management
MND
Minister of National Defence
MRP
Managed Readiness Program
MTOG
Maritime Tactical Operations Group
NATO
North Atlantic Treaty Organisation
NAVORD
Naval Order
NPTG
Naval Personnel and Training Group
NR
Normal Readiness
NSHQ
Naval Staff Headquarters
NSMB
Naval Strategic Management Board
NTS
Naval Training System
O&E
Organization and Establishment
OGD
Other Government Department
Op
Operation
OPI
Office of Primary Interest
OT
Operational Training
PAA
Program Alignment Architecture
PEMA
Plan, Execute, Measure, Adjust
PIP
Performance Information Profile
PM
Preventative Maintenance
RCN
Royal Canadian Navy
Reg F
Regular Force
RIMPAC
United States Navy Rim of the Pacific Exercise
RNF
Ready Naval Forces
SSE
Canada’s defence policy: Strong Secure Engaged
SSID
Single Ship International Deployer
TAFH
Time Away From Home
TB
Treasury Board
TEL
Technology Enabled Learning
TES
Trained Effective Strength
TPR
Training Production Requirement

Overall Assessment

  • The RNF program fulfills an ongoing need and aligns with government roles and responsibilities.
  • The RNF program has met all operational requirements but has been challenged to meet Force Posture and Readiness requirements.
  • The RCN is actively addressing significant RNF challenges of personnel shortages in critical occupations and growing maintenance demands.
  • The RNF program has used its resources efficiently.
  • The RCN has made extensive use of the Defence Program Analytics to effectively manage limited resources and maximize program effectiveness.
Table 1 Details - Key Findings and Recommendations 
Table 2. RCN and RNF Program.Footnote 5 This table provides a summary of RNF, RCN and DND expenditures and RCN personnel resources over the period of the evaluation.
Expenditures ($M) & Personnel Data FY 13/14 FY 14/15 FY 15/16 FY 16/17 FY 17/18Footnote 6
RNF Expenditures $341.7 $367.4 $363.4 $392.3 $445.1
RCN Expenditures $708.0 $692.3 $523.9 $529.3 $601.4
DND Expenditures $18,764.4 $18,453.9 $18,666.1 $18,606.2 $18,682.9
RCN – Regular Force (Reg F) 9,393 9,036 8,749 8,464 8,405
RCN – Reserve Force 3,171 3,038 3,024 3,186 3,309
Civilian 4,362 4,180 4,046 3,839 3,702
Table 2 Details - RCN and RNF Program
Figure 1
Figure 1. Force Element Readiness based on Collective Training.Footnote 24 This figure presents the readiness status of the Halifax-class frigates, Victoria-class submarines, Kingston-class MCDVs and the Maritime Tactical Operations Group (MTOG) teams based on each unit’s completed collective training.
 
Figure 1 Details - Force Element Readiness based on Collective Training
Table 3a Details - CC 1 FP&R Priorities and Crewing Status – Halifax-class. Reduction in Operational HQs Manning Positions.
Table 3b Details - CC 1 FP&R Priorities and Crewing Status – Halifax-class. Reduction in Operational HQs Manning Positions
Table 4 Details - Attach Postings – December 1, 2016 to November 30, 2017
Table 5 Details - Time Away From Home Port (TAFH) - December 1, 2016 to November 30, 2017
ADM(RS) Recommendation
Table 6 Details -  RCN HR Frigate Tasking 2017/2018
Table 7 Details - Planned Victoria-class Submarine Availability
Figure 2 - Bar graph depicting Percentage of Required Unit Ready Days Achieved in FY 2014/15 - 2017/18
Figure 2. Key Force Element Percentage of Required Unit Ready Days Achieved FY 2014/15 - 2017/18.Footnote 53  This figure presents the percentage of the FP&R required unit ready sea days (e.g., 3 X HR frigates = 3 x 365 days per HR unit = 1,095 required unit ready days for 100 percent).
 
Figure 2 Details - Key Force Element Percentage of Required Unit Ready Days Achieved FY 2014/15 - 2017/18
Figure 3

Figure 3. Training Production Requirements - Total Demand vs Produced Demand. Footnote 55 This figure indicates the Total Training Production Requirement (TPR), (i.e., training days), that was forecast versus the actual training conducted. 

 

Figure 3 Details - Training Production Requirements - Total Demand vs Produced Demand

Figure 3 Summary: This figure is a horizontal bar graph of one bar. The full length of the bar depicts the Total Training Production Requirement (TPR) (i.e. training days) Demand, which is 3385 days. The bar is divided in two, with the left portion showing the portion of Demand Produced (1704), and the right portion showing the portion of Demand Unfilled (1681). The leftportion shows that just over 50 percent of the projected TPR Demand was used.

ADM(RS) Recommendation
Table 8 Details -  NPTG Establishment History
Table 9 Details - Annual Cost of Naval Collective Training
Table 10 Details -  Annual Core (Frigate) Force Generation Sea Days and Cost
Table 11 Details -  Cost of Naval Equipment Servicing
Table 12 Details - MEPM National Procurement (NP) Expenditures
Table 13 Details - Annual Productivity of RCN Fleet Maintenance Facilities
Table 14 Details - Cost of Naval Readiness Management
Table 15 Details - RCN HQ Staff vs RNF Annual Expenditures
Table 16 Details - RNF Program Costs
Table 17 Details - RNF Expenditures as Percentage of Annual RCN and DND Expenditures

ADM(RS) Recommendation

ADM(RS) Recommendation

Table B-1 Details - Evaluation Limitations and Mitigation Strategies
Figure C-1

Figure C-1. Logic Model for the Ready Naval Forces program. This flowchart shows the relationship between the program’s main activities, outputs and expected outcomes.

 

Figure C-1 Details - Logic Model
Table D-1 Details - Evaluation Matrix – Relevance
Table D-2 Details - Evaluation Matrix – Performance (Effectiveness)
Table D-3 Details - Evaluation Matrix – Performance (Efficiency and Economy)
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