Military training (61 - 70 of 107 items)
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 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...
Operation Desert Storm: Potential for Reproductive Dysfunction Is Not Being Adequately Monitored
T-PEMD-94-31: Published: Aug 5, 1994. Publicly Released: Aug 5, 1994.
GAO discussed possible reproductive dysfunction among the U.S. armed forces who served in the Persian Gulf War. GAO noted that: (1) the Department of Defense's (DOD) process for assessing troops' potential exposure to reproductive toxicants prior to the war was incomplete, since DOD did not assess certain compounds present in the troops' working environment; (2) DOD only assessed potential reprodu...
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...
DOD Training: Many DOD Linguists Do Not Meet Minimum Proficiency Standards
NSIAD-94-191: Published: Jul 12, 1994. Publicly Released: Jul 12, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) training of linguists engaged in intelligence-related activities, focusing on: (1) the language and technical training provided to DOD linguists; and (2) military service policies and procedures governing the management, training, and compensation of the linguist workforce.GAO found that: (1) a significant number o...
Military Training Deaths: Need to Ensure That Safety Lessons Are Learned and Implemented
NSIAD-94-82: Published: May 5, 1994. Publicly Released: May 5, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the military services' investigations of training-related deaths, focusing on whether the services: (1) identified and investigated all training-related deaths; (2) ensured adequate independence of investigations; and (3) had systems for ensuring that corrective actions are taken.GAO found that: (1) between fiscal years 1989 and 1992, at least 700...
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...
Simulation Training: Management Framework Improved, but Challenges Remain
NSIAD-93-122: Published: May 10, 1993. Publicly Released: May 10, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed: (1) Department of Defense (DOD) efforts to coordinate the use of simulation technology; and (2) the Army's Close Combat Tactical Trainer (CCTT) acquisition plan.GAO found that: (1) in June 1991, the Defense Modeling and Simulation Office (DMSO) was created to coordinate and provide guidance for simulation issues throughout DOD; (2) DMSO has made p...
Consolidated Interservice Training
NSIAD-93-177R: Published: Apr 26, 1993. Publicly Released: Apr 26, 1993.
GAO commented on whether the Department of Defense (DOD) could save money through increased use of consolidated interservice training. GAO noted that: (1) the Interservice Training Review Organization's (ITRO) plans to review military occupational specialties for consolidated training could be delayed due to a lack of funding; (2) ITRO has recommended consolidation of service explosive ordnance sc...