Military training (31 - 40 of 107 items)
Force Structure: DOD Needs to Integrate Data into Its Force Identification Process and Examine Options to Meet Requirements for High-Demand Support Forces
GAO-06-962: Published: Sep 5, 2006. Publicly Released: Sep 5, 2006.
Since the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, the war on terrorism has dominated the global security environment. Ongoing overseas operations and heavy reliance on reservists have raised concerns about how the Department of Defense (DOD) will continue to meet its requirements using an all-volunteer force. The Army, in particular, has faced continuing demand for large numbers of forces, especi...
Military Personnel: Financial Cost and Loss of Critical Skills Due to DOD's Homosexual Conduct Policy Cannot Be Completely Estimated
GAO-05-299: Published: Feb 23, 2005. Publicly Released: Feb 23, 2005.
From the passage of the homosexual conduct policy statute, in fiscal year 1994, through fiscal year 2003 the military services separated about 9,500 servicemembers for homosexual conduct. This represents about 0.40 percent of the 2.37 million members separated for all reasons during this period. Questions have been raised about the costs of separating servicemembers for homosexual conduct. Also, i...
Military Education: DOD Needs to Develop Performance Goals and Metrics for Advanced Distributed Learning in Professional Military Education
GAO-04-873: Published: Jul 30, 2004. Publicly Released: Jul 30, 2004.
As part of its transformation to prepare the armed forces to meet current and future challenges, the Department of Defense (DOD) is expanding its use of advanced distributed learning (ADL) techniques in senior- and intermediate-level officer professional military education (PME). ADL instruction does not require an instructor's presence, and it facilitates the use of varied learning management sys...
Military Personnel: Information on Selected National Guard Management Issues
GAO-04-258: Published: Dec 2, 2003. Publicly Released: Dec 2, 2003.
In the past few years, the nation's media have focused public attention on a series of misconduct and mismanagement issues within the Army National Guard and the Air National Guard. As part of the Bob Stump National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2003, Congress directed GAO to examine four issues related to the management of the National Guard. In this report, GAO assesses the effective...
Military Personnel: A Strategic Approach Is Needed to Improve Joint Officer Development
GAO-03-548T: Published: Mar 19, 2003. Publicly Released: Mar 19, 2003.
The Department of Defense (DOD) has increasingly engaged in multiservice and multinational operations. Congress enacted the Goldwater-Nichols Department of Defense Reorganization Act of 1986, in part, so that DOD's military leaders would be better prepared to plan, support, and conduct joint operations. GAO assessed DOD actions to implement provisions in the law that address the development of off...
Military Training: Limitations Exist Overseas but Are Not Reflected in Readiness Reporting
GAO-02-525: Published: Apr 30, 2002. Publicly Released: Apr 30, 2002.
Rigorous, realistic training is key to military readiness. All U.S. military forces conduct frequent training exercises to hone and maintain their war-fighting skills. Combat units stationed outside the continental United States are able to meet many of their training requirements but face constraints in such areas as (1) maneuver operations, (2) live ordnance practice, and (3) night and low alti...
Military Personnel Strengths in the Army National Guard
GAO-02-540R: Published: Mar 20, 2002. Publicly Released: Apr 19, 2002.
The Army National Guard's funding requests for fiscal years 2000 and 2001 were overstated by $42.9 million and $31.6 million, respectively, because of inaccurate military strength and participation rates used to develop projected and actual military force levels. To correct these overstatements, the Guard is placing more emphasis on an existing personnel database reporting system that identifies t...
U.S. Army's Procurements of Battle Effects Simulators
GAO-01-1113R: Published: Aug 29, 2001. Publicly Released: Aug 29, 2001.
The Army uses battle effects simulators on training ranges to help prepare its soldiers for realistic combat conditions. The simulators fire pyrotechnic cartridges that simulate the sound, smoke, and flash of shells being fired from or striking targets, such as armored vehicles. Concerns have been raised about the safety of the simulators now being used by the Army and the possibility that U.S. co...
Defense Acquisitions: Improvements Needed in Military Space Systems' Planning and Education
NSIAD-00-81: Published: May 18, 2000. Publicly Released: May 18, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) approach to implementing the U.S. Space Command's long-range plan for expanding military space systems, focusing on the extent to which: (1) plans for expanding military space systems conform to national and defense space policies; (2) funding projections support planned military space programs and desired capabili...
Defense Budget: Army National Guard Operation and Maintenance Budget
NSIAD-00-59R: Published: Jan 11, 2000. Publicly Released: Jan 11, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO identified the reasons for the Army National Guard's unfinanced Operation and Maintenance (O&M) requirements, focusing on the: (1) way the Guard prepares its O&M budget; (2) five Army models the Guard uses to generate most of its O&M requirements; and (3) improvements the Army and the Guard are making to correct problems in their use of the models.GAO noted...