TeachMeFinance.com - explain reduced operating status
reduced operating status 'reduced operating status' is an military term meaning '(DOD) Applies to the Military Sealift Command ships withdrawn from full operating status because of decreased operational requirements. A ship in reduced operating status is crewed for a level of ship maintenance and possible future operational requirements, with crew size predetermined contractually. The condition of readiness in terms of calendar days required to attain full operating status is designated by the numeral following the acronym ROS (e.g., ROS-5). Also called ROS. See also Military Sealift Command'.
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