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Status of Defense Forces and Five Year Defense Planning and Funding Implications
T-NSIAD-89-29: Published: May 10, 1989. Publicly Released: May 10, 1989.
GAO discussed the Department of Defense's (DOD) military capability achievements since 1980, current capability deficiencies, and the reality of defense contingency planning. GAO found that: (1) the greatest challenge to DOD is to reduce spending after the largest peacetime defense buildup in history; (2) DOD has had over $2.4 trillion in funding since 1980, but has reduced its 1988 and 1990 Five...
Role of the Reserves in the Total Force Policy
T-NSIAD-89-7: Published: Feb 23, 1989. Publicly Released: Feb 23, 1989.
GAO discussed the role of the reserve forces in the Department of Defense's (DOD) total-force concept, their ability to carry out missions, and the difficulties DOD faces concerning its reserve components. GAO found that: (1) the total-force policy requires that reserve components be as equal and as ready as their active counterparts; (2) although the reserves' quality, training, and equipment hav...
Military Draft: Potential Impacts and Other Issues
NSIAD-88-102: Published: Mar 10, 1988. Publicly Released: Mar 10, 1988.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined the advantages and disadvantages of reinstating the peacetime draft to meet U.S. military manpower needs, focusing on its potential impact on: (1) the federal budget; (2) active-duty force effectiveness; and (3) the civilian economy.GAO found that the possible: (1) advantages of a draft included more equitable social and racial representation in th...
Better Use of Available Data Would Improve Mobilization Planning for Inductees
NSIAD-85-11: Published: Oct 22, 1984. Publicly Released: Oct 22, 1984.
GAO discussed the accuracy of the current Department of Defense (DOD) request for inductees that the Selective Service System (SSS) would provide after full mobilization.GAO found that, although the data exist, the system that DOD uses for making wartime manpower planning decisions collects insufficiently detailed data on each service's wartime needs and expected manning requirements to enable it...
Use of Educational Assistance Programs To Improve Military Recruiting and Retention
120818: Mar 16, 1983
Testimony was given on the use of post-service educational assistance benefit programs as incentives to improve military recruitment and retention. GAO has found that there has been no across-the-board recruiting or retention problem in the active military forces. However, recruiting a sufficient number of high-quality individuals with the necessary aptitude for highly technical jobs has been a se...
Personnel Problems May Hamper Army's Individual Ready Reserve in Wartime
FPCD-83-12: Published: Jan 31, 1983. Publicly Released: Jan 31, 1983.
GAO assessed the impact of actions initiated since 1977 by Congress and the Department of Defense (DOD) on the Army's Individual Ready Reserve (IRR). GAO specified serious personnel problems with IRR and questioned the appropriateness and justification of legislative proposals submitted by DOD to the 97th Congress to increase IRR personnel strength.IRR is a primary source of pretrained individuals...
Military Personnel Issues: Managing and Compensating the Armed Forces
FPCD-83-17: Published: Oct 12, 1982. Publicly Released: Oct 12, 1982.
This study reviewed U.S. Armed Forces personnel management and compensation by identifying major issues, briefly describing problems, and presenting GAO perspectives on its audit efforts.GAO addressed the problems of maintaining and improving military work-force effectiveness in a cost-conscious environment. Compensation expenditures for the more than 4 million military members, including active d...
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...
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...