Combat readiness (41 - 50 of 80 items)
Retention Bonuses: More Direction and Oversight Needed
NSIAD-96-42: Published: Nov 6, 1995. Publicly Released: Nov 6, 1995.
GAO reviewed whether the Department of Defense (DOD) has effectively managed the Selective Reenlistment Bonus (SRB) Program.GAO found that: (1) the services have awarded some SRB to personnel in high-skill categories where a high percentage of the required positions are already filled; (2) in fiscal year (FY) 1994, 43 percent of the new SRB contracts went to service members in skill categories whe...
Military Training: Potential to Use Lessons Learned to Avoid Past Mistakes is Largely Untapped
NSIAD-95-152: Published: Aug 9, 1995. Publicly Released: Aug 9, 1995.
GAO reviewed the effectiveness of the military's lessons learned programs in: (1) collecting all significant lessons learned information; (2) analyzing the information to identify recurring weaknesses; (3) disseminating the information to all potential users; and (4) implementing corrective actions and validating results.GAO found that the Marine Corps, the Air Force, and the Navy do not: (1) incl...
Military Operations and Capabilities Issue Area: Active Assignments
AA-95-2(3): Published: Jul 1, 1995. Publicly Released: Jul 1, 1995.
GAO provided information on its active assignments in the Military Operations and Capabilities issue area as of July 6, 1995...
Military Personnel: High Aggregate Personnel Levels Maintained Throughout Drawdown
NSIAD-95-97: Published: Jun 2, 1995. Publicly Released: Jun 2, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the effects of the military drawdown on the services' ability to staff active duty combat and support units.GAO found that: (1) the services have retained over 95 percent of their authorized positions despite major personnel reductions, maintained high fill rates for most ranks, and kept over 90 percent of authorized positions filled in a large maj...
Military Readiness: Improved Assessment Measures Are Evolving
T-NSIAD-95-117: Published: Mar 16, 1995. Publicly Released: Mar 16, 1995.
GAO discussed the Department of Defense's (DOD) ability to provide a comprehensive assessment of overall military readiness, focusing on whether readiness indicators: (1) reflect the components that contribute to overall military readiness; and (2) can predict changes in military readiness. GAO noted that: (1) although DOD indicators for measuring readiness provide limited, though valuable, inform...
DOD Force Mix Issues: Greater Reliance on Civilians in Support Roles Could Provide Significant Benefits
NSIAD-95-5: Published: Oct 19, 1994. Publicly Released: Oct 19, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) guidance and decisionmaking processes for determining when and whether to use civilian or military personnel in support positions, focusing on: (1) DOD and the military services' efforts to replace military personnel in support positions; (2) whether the services have adequately planned for the future use of civili...
Operation Desert Storm: Questions Remain on Possible Exposure to Reproductive Toxicants
PEMD-94-30: Published: Aug 5, 1994. Publicly Released: Aug 5, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed whether veterans of Operation Desert Storm were exposed to reproductive toxicants, focusing on the: (1) types of assessments performed before the deployment of troops to the Persian Gulf; (2) specific reproductive toxicants identified as a result of the assessments; (3) types of protection provided to active duty personnel who might have been expos...
Military Readiness: Current Indicators Need to Be Expanded for a More Comprehensive Assessment
T-NSIAD-94-160: Published: Apr 21, 1994. Publicly Released: Apr 21, 1994.
GAO discussed the Department of Defense's (DOD) system for measuring U.S. military forces' readiness for traditional combat missions. GAO noted that: (1) the Status of Resources and Training System provides valuable data for assessing unit readiness, but the data is not comprehensive and cannot signal impending changes in readiness; (2) early warning indicators of readiness degradation include an...
Conscientious Objectors: Number of Applications Remained Small During the Persian Gulf War
NSIAD-94-35: Published: Nov 9, 1993. Publicly Released: Dec 9, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) handling of conscientious objector applications from armed forces members, focusing on the: (1) number of applications and approval rates for fiscal year (FY) 1988 through FY 1991, particularly during the time of the Persian Gulf War; (2) impact of the number of applications on readiness; (3) applicants' characteri...
Defense Management Review
NSIAD-94-17R: Published: Oct 7, 1993. Publicly Released: Oct 7, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the: (1) status of the Defense Management Review (DMR) program's budgetary savings; and (2) impact of DMR budgetary reductions. GAO found that: (1) the Department of Defense (DOD) has saved about $8.6 billion as a result of implementing DMR initiatives and recurring savings from these initiatives will total $24 billion for fiscal yea...