Defense contingency planning (61 - 69 of 69 items)
Estimates of Available Hours for Military Personnel in Wartime Distort Force Requirements and Planning
FPCD-80-6: Published: Dec 11, 1979. Publicly Released: Dec 11, 1979.
An evaluation was made of the military services' policies for estimating the availability of wartime military personnel. The estimates are used in calculating personnel needed for future contingencies, and the potential need is then taken into consideration for establishing peacetime personnel requirements. The scope of this evaluation was extended beyond that of previous reports in that it consid...
Implementation of a Civilian-Military Contingency Hospital System Should Be Suspended
HRD-80-21: Published: Oct 25, 1979. Publicly Released: Oct 25, 1979.
Department of Defense (DOD) plans to use nonmilitary hospitals to provide medical care to wartime casualties were reviewed. Several basic problems were found with the report that DOD planned to use as the foundation for this Civilian-Military Contingency Hospital System (CMCHS).The report identified excess acute care beds in several metropolitan areas, but visits were not made to the hospitals ide...
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...
Problems in Getting People Into the Active Force After Mobilization
FPCD-79-40: Published: May 17, 1979. Publicly Released: May 17, 1979.
During the first 6 months of a mobilization, the Armed Forces may be required to handle a sudden influx of approximately 1.8 million people entering the Active Services as volunteers, draftees, and from the reserves. This influx will impact on the operations of Armed Forces Examining and Entrance Stations (AFEES), training centers, and active installations. The Department of the Army, as Executive...
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...
What Are the Capabilities of the Selective Service System?
FPCD-79-4: Published: Dec 14, 1978. Publicly Released: Dec 14, 1978.
The role of the Selective Service System is to maintain a system capable of drafting people into the armed services, to operate a program of alternative service for persons not required to perform military service, and to determine the availability of standby reservists. During peacetime, the military departments rely on volunteers for needed manpower; however, after mobilization the Selective Ser...
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...
Programs To Advance DOD's Technology Base, Consisting of Research, Exploratory Development, and Nonsystem Advanced Development Activities
B-164912: Published: Mar 14, 1974. Publicly Released: Mar 14, 1974.
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