Military personnel (21 - 30 of 77 items)
Army Ranger Training: Final Assessment of Improvements Mandated By 1996 National Defense Authorization Act
NSIAD-99-57: Published: Feb 25, 1999. Publicly Released: Feb 25, 1999.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO provided information on the corrective actions taken by the Army following the deaths of four Ranger students in a 1995 training accident, focusing on the status of: (1) Army Ranger training manning levels required by the fiscal year 1996 National Defense Authorization Act; (2) establishing safety cell organizations required by the act; (3) corrective saf...
Military Attrition: DOD Needs to Better Understand Reasons for Separation and Improve Recruiting Systems
T-NSIAD-98-109: Published: Mar 4, 1998. Publicly Released: Mar 4, 1998.
GAO discussed its work on the attrition and recruiting of the military services' enlisted personnel, focusing on: (1) the historical problem of attrition and its costs; (2) the Department of Defense's (DOD) lack of complete data on why enlistees are being separated early; (3) GAO's recommendations on ways to improve the screening of recruiters and recruits; and (4) DOD's actions thus far to respon...
Defense Programs: Opportunities to Reform Key Business Practices
NSIAD-97-99R: Published: Mar 5, 1997. Publicly Released: Mar 20, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO summarized information on the defense budget and Department of Defense (DOD) infrastructure, inventory management, financial management, and acquisition programs.GAO noted that: (1) it has reported on problems and made numerous suggestions for improvements and efficiencies in DOD's infrastructure, inventory management, financial management, and acquisition...
Physically Demanding Jobs: Services Have Little Data on Ability of Personnel to Perform
NSIAD-96-169: Published: Jul 9, 1996. Publicly Released: Jul 9, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the use and development of gender-neutral occupational performance standards in the military services, focusing on how the services implement and evaluate standards.GAO found that: (1) each service takes a different approach to screening members' physical fitness; (2) the Air Force is the only service that requires new recruits to take a strength a...
Defense Programs and Spending: Need for Reforms
T-NSIAD-95-149: Published: Apr 27, 1995. Publicly Released: Apr 27, 1995.
GAO discussed the need for reforms in the Department of Defense's (DOD) programs and spending. GAO noted that: (1) during the past 10 years, the number of uniformed servicemembers has declined by 28 percent and the defense budget has been reduced by 35 percent; (2) in changing to a downsized structure and budget, DOD has not fully analyzed certain assumptions underlying its new force structure; (3...
Homosexuals in the Military: Policies and Practices of Foreign Countries
NSIAD-93-215: Published: Jun 25, 1993. Publicly Released: Jun 25, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed 25 foreign countries' policies concerning homosexuals in the military, focusing on: (1) the policies' evolution; (2) the comparison of military policies to civilian laws; (3) whether armed services' practices are consistent with military policies; and (4) each countries' experience with homosexuals in the military.GAO found that: (1) 11 of the 25 c...
DOD Hotline Referrals
OSI-93-6BR: Published: Apr 9, 1993. Publicly Released: Apr 22, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense (DOD) Office of the Inspector General's (OIG) hotline operations, focusing on: (1) OIG procedures for referring hotline allegations to DOD components; (2) the number of referrals in 1990 and 1991; (3) the qualifications and training of the OIG investigators; and (4) the completeness of OIG investigations.GAO found that: (1...
Digests of Decisions of the Comptroller General of the United States, Vol. IV, No. 1
148696: Oct 1, 1992
GAO published its monthly digest of decisions of the Comptroller General for the month of October 1992. These decisions involved appropriations, financial management, civilian personnel, military personnel, and procurement...
Digests of Decisions of the Comptroller General of the United States, Vol. III, No. 9
147666: Jun 1, 1992
GAO published its monthly digest of decisions of the Comptroller General for the month of June 1992. These decisions involved appropriations, financial management, civilian personnel, military personnel, procurement, and miscellaneous topics...
Service Academies: Historical Proportion of New Officers During Benchmark Periods
NSIAD-92-90: Published: Mar 19, 1992. Publicly Released: Mar 19, 1992.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO provided information on the: (1) total number of newly commissioned officers brought on to active duty between fiscal year (FY) 1972 and FY 1991 to identify benchmark periods; and (2) number of academy graduates entering active duty during the same period.GAO found that: (1) the number of newly commissioned officers coming from the service academies has g...