Military forces (61 - 70 of 106 items)
Logistics Concerns Over Navy's Guided Missile Frigate FFG-7 Class
PLRD-81-34: Published: Jul 7, 1981. Publicly Released: Jul 7, 1981.
GAO evaluated the integrated logistics support planning for the Navy's guided missile FFG-7, a new class of ocean escort ships designed to operate in areas of low enemy threat.Integrated logistics support planning for the FFG-7's was designed to reduce the number of shipboard personnel needed and to increase ship availability. To achieve these objectives, several new approaches to logistics suppor...
Equity and Effectiveness of AAFES Personnel Policies: Issues and Concerns
FPCD-81-53: Published: Jul 1, 1981. Publicly Released: Jul 1, 1981.
GAO reviewed certain Army and Air Force Exchange Service (AAFES) personnel policies and procedures applicable to Universal Annual (UA) employees to identify ways in which AAFES can more equitably or effectively manage its UA work force.Several areas were noted where increased management attention could benefit AAFES and could provide more effective use of nonappropriated funds. GAO specifically id...
Initial Skill Training for Navy Enlisted Personnel
FPCD-81-56: Published: Jun 29, 1981. Publicly Released: Jun 29, 1981.
GAO recently completed a survey of the Navy's initial skill training for enlisted personnel. The survey addressed how the Navy determines which job tasks a sailor should know, how it insures that the tasks are taught, and whether fleet supervisors are satisfied with recent graduates of initial skill training.The Navy is taking action to improve its initial skill training by developing new training...
Additional Efforts Needed To Improve Morale, Welfare, and Recreation Program Management
FPCD-81-59: Published: Jun 22, 1981. Publicly Released: Jun 22, 1981.
GAO reviewed various aspects of the Department of Defense's (DOD) morale, welfare, and recreation (MWR) programs.GAO believes that many steps already taken by DOD and the services will improve MWR program management. These steps include: (1) the establishment of minimum standards by the Army; (2) periodic needs surveys in the Army and Air Force; (3) the DOD policy directive on the prescribed fundi...
Does Army Decisionmaking Process Include Both Active and Reserve Components?
FPCD-81-37: Published: Mar 18, 1981. Publicly Released: Mar 18, 1981.
Total Force management involves decisionmaking that makes use of all available manpower components to fill manpower needs. GAO evaluated the Army's decisionmaking process, dealing mainly with recruiting and retention, to see if Total Force policy is being carried out. GAO did not evaluate the decisions themselves, but considered only whether all components were consulted and whether their views we...
Proposals for More Effective Military Manpower Policies
114552: Mar 10, 1981
GAO has recommended conversion to a salary system whereby all service personnel would be paid in cash and distributions based on dependents, marital status, or in-kind benefits would disappear. The present military compensation package consists of basic pay and quarters and subsistence allowances. Since subsistence, quarters, and housing allowances are not subject to Federal income or social secur...
Proposed Agenda of Significant Management Improvements and Cost Reduction Opportunities--Department of Defense
OCG-81-1: Published: Jan 21, 1981. Publicly Released: Jan 21, 1981.
GAO submitted a proposed agenda of significant management improvements and cost reduction opportunities to the Department of Defense.Billions of dollars in annual savings could be achieved by implementation of several actions: (1) the consolidation of military base support activities; (2) the completion of the excellent work already begun in consolidating supply activities, including the eliminati...
Quality of Career Non-Commissioned Officers
FPCD-81-33: Published: Dec 31, 1980. Publicly Released: Dec 31, 1980.
Concern was expressed about the loss of large numbers of quality noncommissioned officers (NCO's) from the services. Beyond the loss of too many skilled NCO's, the concerns centered on whether those NCO's staying in the services are of the same quality level as those who are leaving. GAO made a trend analysis which examined three quality indicators: (1) mental category; (2) educational level; and...
Recruiting Management in the Armed Services
FPCD-80-78: Published: Aug 15, 1980. Publicly Released: Aug 15, 1980.
GAO conducted a limited review of recruiting management practices of the armed services. GAO found some service-unique problems which were reported to the services in question. Many of the problems have either already been corrected or are now being corrected.Problem areas noted in the Navy included: recruiters' quality of life, treatment of urban versus rural recruiters, control operations, delay...
Recruiting Management in the United States Marine Corps
FPCD-80-59: Published: Aug 15, 1980. Publicly Released: Aug 15, 1980.
GAO reviewed recruiting management of the U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) recruiting program. Included in review were selected recruiting activities performed at USMC headquarters and four selected subordinate stations. GAO examined documentation and interviewed officials, including recruiters concerned with management and production.GAO found that the USMC had taken positive steps to improve its recruit...