Military training (71 - 80 of 107 items)
Army Training: Long-standing Control Problems Hinder the CAPSTONE Program
NSIAD-92-261: Published: Sep 30, 1992. Publicly Released: Sep 30, 1992.
GAO provided information on the Army's management of the CAPSTONE program.GAO found that: (1) the Army has no systematic means to identify unaligned units or procedures to report that information to Army headquarters organizations responsible for force planning decisions; (2) in 1991, nearly 13 percent of units eligible for a CAPSTONE alignment lacked mission guidance more than 2 years after the A...
Military Education: Actions on Recommendations Involving Institute for National Strategic Studies and Capstone
NSIAD-92-280: Published: Sep 16, 1992. Publicly Released: Sep 16, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the professional military education activities at the National Defense University, focusing on congressional recommendations to: (1) establish a National Center for Strategic Studies; and (2) revise the Capstone General/Flag Officer Course curriculum and length.GAO found that: (1) the National Defense University has not created a Nat...
Operation Desert Storm: War Highlights Need to Address Problem of Nondeployable Personnel
NSIAD-92-208: Published: Aug 31, 1992. Publicly Released: Sep 16, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined the issue of nondeployable military personnel for Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm, focusing on: (1) the extent of nondeployable personnel; (2) the factors contributing to nondeployability; and (3) systemic weaknesses that could impair future readiness and deployability.GAO found that: (1) it could not determine the extent of nondeployable...
Military Training: DOD Training Fatalities for Fiscal Years 1988 Through 1991
NSIAD-92-213FS: Published: Jul 22, 1992. Publicly Released: Aug 8, 1992.
GAO provided information on the number and types of training fatalities in the four military services in fiscal years (FY) 1988 through 1991.GAO found that, during FY 1988 through 1991: (1) there were 6,833 acitve duty military deaths, including 3,941 accidental deaths; (2) there were 1,524 accidental deaths in the Army, 654 in the Air Force, 1,223 in the Navy and 540 in the Marines; (3) 752 activ...
DOD Service Academies: Academy Preparatory Schools Need a Clearer Mission and Better Oversight
NSIAD-92-57: Published: Mar 13, 1992. Publicly Released: Apr 1, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the service academy preparatory schools that the Army, Air Force, and Navy operate to prepare selected individuals for admission to their service academies.GAO found that: (1) the schools' missions are not clearly defined, since the Department of Defense (DOD) has neither formalized the schools' missions nor monitored their operations; (2) initiall...
Service Academies: Historical Proportion of New Officers During Benchmark Periods
NSIAD-92-90: Published: Mar 19, 1992. Publicly Released: Mar 19, 1992.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO provided information on the: (1) total number of newly commissioned officers brought on to active duty between fiscal year (FY) 1972 and FY 1991 to identify benchmark periods; and (2) number of academy graduates entering active duty during the same period.GAO found that: (1) the number of newly commissioned officers coming from the service academies has g...
Military Education: Curriculum Changes at the Armed Forces Staff College
NSIAD-91-288: Published: Sep 19, 1991. Publicly Released: Sep 19, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed Phase II joint professional military education at the Armed Forces Staff College's Joint and Combined Staff Officer School, focusing on: (1) the differences between the College's 12-week curriculum and the previous 9-week curriculum; and (2) whether the College's curriculum incorporates the Panel on Military Education's guidance.GAO found that: (1)...
Women in the Military: Air Force Revises Job Availability but Entry Screening Needs Review
NSIAD-91-199: Published: Aug 30, 1991. Publicly Released: Sep 9, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO assessed whether the Air Force enlisted accession program was gender-neutral.GAO found that: (1) the Air Force replaced separate male and female job lists with a single job list that can be accessed by both male and female applicants seeking job commitments from the Air Force; (2) the Air Force has retained the capability to apply gender limits to respond t...
Military Training Options: Feasibility of Using Civilian Institutions
PEMD-91-17: Published: May 1, 1991. Publicly Released: May 1, 1991.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed a Department of Defense (DOD) contractor's report regarding the practicality and desirability of using civilian educational institutions to provide technical training to military personnel.GAO found that: (1) the contractor's report presented sufficient evidence concerning the feasibility and effectiveness of civilian training for certain special...
Professional Military Education
T-NSIAD-91-4: Published: Feb 5, 1991. Publicly Released: Feb 5, 1991.
GAO discussed issues relating to recommendations made by a congressional panel concerning the first phase of joint professional military education at four intermediate and three senior service schools. GAO noted that: (1) intermediate service school officials agreed with the intent but not the implementation of residence requirements for attending phase II at the Armed Forces Staff College (AFSC);...