Combat readiness (71 - 80 of 80 items)
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...
Manpower Effectiveness of the All-Volunteer Force
FPCD-81-38: Published: Jul 15, 1981. Publicly Released: Jul 15, 1981.
An assessment was made to determine whether the problems and recommendations cited in a previous classified report on the manpower effectiveness of the All Volunteer Forces (AVF) were still valid. Three main objectives in preparing the assessment were to: (1) determine if actions had been taken to improve previously reported situations; (2) obtain updated information on issues which could be incor...
Will There Be Enough Trained Medical Personnel in Case of War?
HRD-81-67: Published: Jun 24, 1981. Publicly Released: Jun 24, 1981.
The military services medical departments have missions to: (1) provide peacetime care to eligible beneficiaries; and (2) maintain readiness to meet wartime contingencies. Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the extent to which wartime military medical personnel shortages exist, what is being done or can be done to overcome the shortages, and how well available personnel are trained...
Information on Military, Civilian, and Contract Employees Who Provide Physical Security at Military Installations
LCD-80-112: Published: Sep 30, 1980. Publicly Released: Nov 3, 1980.
GAO was requested to review 10 questions relating to military, civilian, and contract employees who provide physical security at military facilities. The questions were as follows: (1) what criteria are used to determine the personnel requirements for the physical security at military facilities; (2) what criteria are used to determine whether security should be provided by military or nonmilitary...
Can the Individual Reserves Fill Mobilization Needs?
FPCD-79-3: Published: Jun 28, 1979. Publicly Released: Jun 28, 1979.
The U.S. military forces are currently manned at a peacetime level. A large number of personnel is needed to bring the forces up to a wartime level. Personnel having military experience would be provided by the Active Forces, the Selected Reserve, the Individual Ready Reserve (IRR), the Standby Reserve, and the Retired Reserves. In later months, these pretrained personnel could be supplemented by...
Marine Amphibious Forces: A Look at Their Readiness, Role, and Mission
LCD-78-417A: Published: Feb 6, 1979. Publicly Released: Feb 6, 1979.
The Marine Corps' size, structure, and ability to perform some of its more demanding missions raise questions about its capabilities. Some problems relating to these areas and the Corps' overall readiness affect not only the II Marine Amphibious Force (II MAF) but also the entire Corps. However, since II MAF has a priority North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) mission in a European war, GAO's...
Benefits and Problems Associated With Improving the Ratio of U.S. Combat Troops to Military Support Personnel in Europe
LCD-78-408A: Published: Jun 7, 1978. Publicly Released: Jun 7, 1978.
Among programs to increase the ratio of combat troops to support forces without increasing overall U.S. military forces in Europe is one prescribed by the Nunn Amendment, which requires conversion of headquarters and military support personnel to combat personnel. The Nunn Amendment required a reduction of 18,000 in authorized support personnel in the services in Europe during fiscal years (FY) 19...
Planned Realignment of Two Army Commands in St. Louis, Missouri
LCD-77-358: Published: Oct 27, 1977. Publicly Released: Oct 27, 1977.
The Department of Defense realinement of the Army Troop Command and the Army Aviation Systems Command could save an estimated $6.7 million each year and avoid other costs.Abolishing the Troop Support Command and the Aviation Systems Command to form two new commands, the U.S. Army Troop Support and Aviation Material Readiness Command and the U.S. Army Aviation Research and Development Command, coul...
Army Reserve and Army National Guard Unit Reorganizations Disruptive: More Effective Controls Needed
LCD-77-439: Published: Oct 12, 1977. Publicly Released: Oct 12, 1977.
Army Reserve and Army National Guard unit reorganizations reduce readiness and cause costly turbulence, instability, and lost training momentum.Adverse effects that reorganizations have on the readiness of Army Reserve units could be reduced and the likelihood of successful reorganizations heightened if existing guidelines were followed more closely and additional data on which approvals of reorga...
The Navy's Intermediate Ship Maintenance Program Can Be Improved
LCD-77-412: Published: Sep 23, 1977. Publicly Released: Sep 23, 1977.
The Navy has been emphasizing intermediate level maintenance on its ships as a way to improve operational readiness and to increase the time between major overhauls.The Navy's intermediate maintenance program has evolved without sufficient consideration of such basic issues as: defining and quantifying work requirements; identifying ways to assess and improve productivity; analyzing operating cost...