Military forces (51 - 60 of 106 items)
Navy Could Reduce Costs by Better Monitoring Its Enlisted Transfer Policy
FPCD-83-31: Published: Jun 14, 1983. Publicly Released: Jun 14, 1983.
GAO reviewed the Navy's policy which requires that enlisted personnel have enough time remaining in their enlistment to complete their tour at a new location before transferring.GAO found that the Navy is not complying with its transfer policy and, as a result, is incurring unnecessary costs. This situation is occurring because local commanders are permitting many of their members to transfer with...
Staffing Data for DOD Top Management Headquarters Organizations
FPCD-83-29: Published: May 6, 1983. Publicly Released: Jun 6, 1983.
In response to a congressional request, GAO provided staffing data for Department of Defense (DOD) top-management headquarters organizations for the years 1975 through 1983.In fiscal year (FY) 1982, DOD top-management headquarters organizations had a staff of 17,764 civilian and military personnel. In FY 1975, it had a total of 17,833 personnel. GAO found that the ratio of civilian and military pe...
Evaluation of the Management of Exchange and Motion Picture Services
B-148581: Published: Mar 25, 1971. Publicly Released: Nov 12, 1982.
No summary is currently available...
Army Needs Better Data To Develop Policies for Sole and Inservice Parents
FPCD-82-50: Published: Sep 13, 1982. Publicly Released: Sep 13, 1982.
As a result of congressional concern, GAO conducted a review of military policies for sole and inservice parents and the affect of such parents on the Army's ability to meet its mission. GAO tried to determine whether the Army has a valid basis for making policy decisions regarding sole and inservice parents.GAO believes that restricting the enlistment, reenlistment, and assignment of all sole and...
Perspectives on the Effectiveness of Service Enlisted Bonus Programs
FPCD-82-70: Published: Aug 23, 1982. Publicly Released: Aug 23, 1982.
GAO summarized observations and findings from numerous audit and research groups, including those of GAO, on the armed services' enlistment and reenlistment bonus programs.A major problem for the armed services has been recruiting and retaining quality people with the right mix of skills and experience to perform their mission. The basic pay and allowances system currently in use by the military d...
Factors Limiting the Availability of F-15 Aircraft at the 1st Tactical Fighter Wing
PLRD-82-83: Published: Jun 7, 1982. Publicly Released: Jun 7, 1982.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the availability of the Air Force's F-15 aircraft assigned to the 1st Tactical Fighter Wing (TFW), Langley Air Force Base, Virginia. Specifically, GAO was asked to identify and analyze the factors affecting the peacetime readiness of aircraft at TFW.GAO found that the major problems affecting aircraft availability were the maintenance and absenc...
Less Expensive Internal Management Options May Be Viable Alternatives for Countering Critical Military Skill Shortages
FPCD-82-16: Published: Apr 19, 1982. Publicly Released: Apr 19, 1982.
Because the services have requested across-the-board increases and numerous other monetary incentives and benefit packages as inducements to attract and retain enlisted personnel, GAO reviewed the Air Force's effort to determine: (1) the extent and nature of its personnel shortages; (2) what factors it identified as contributing to the shortages; and (3) what the Air Force is doing, and plans to d...
The Use of Monetary Recruitment and Retention Incentives
116873: Nov 19, 1981
A pressing problem facing the military services at the present time is determining the best way to use monetary incentives to attract and keep quality people within the force. The total compensation package is seen as a set of management tools to be used to achieve specific mission-related goals and requirements rather than a set of individual components. Fundamental changes are needed in the way...
Staffing, Funding, and Use of Military Bands
FPCD-81-72: Published: Sep 23, 1981. Publicly Released: Oct 2, 1981.
In answer to a request, GAO obtained information concerning the staffing, funding, and use of military bands.Since 1964, the number of military bands and band members has declined. In 1964, the services had 200 bands and 7,465 band members. As of June 1, 1981, the services had 100 bands and 5,048 band members. Funding levels, in terms of constant fiscal year 1975 dollars, have also declined, altho...
Improving the Credibility and Management of the Federal Work Force Through Better Planning and Budgetary Controls
FPCD-81-54: Published: Jul 17, 1981. Publicly Released: Aug 17, 1981.
GAO was asked to address problems associated with workforce planning, including the use of the indirect workforce, personnel ceilings, and the limitations of agency budget data in identifying total workforce costs. In response, GAO conducted a review which covered the period of November 1980 to May 1981. GAO and other reports addressing the use of personnel ceilings and the development and use of...