Military training (81 - 90 of 107 items)
Military Training: Its Effectiveness for Technical Specialties Is Unknown
PEMD-91-4: Published: Oct 16, 1990. Publicly Released: Oct 16, 1990.
GAO reviewed the information on which the military services based their evaluations of the effectiveness of their technical training programs, recruit selection, and position classification decisions.GAO found that: (1) mean Armed Forces Qualifications Test (AFQT) scores rose by approximately eight points between 1981 and 1989 for both men and women recruits; (2) in 1980, white recruits scored app...
Military Personnel: Designation of Joint Duty Assignments
NSIAD-90-66: Published: Feb 15, 1990. Publicly Released: Mar 20, 1990.
Pursuant to congressional requests, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) joint duty assignment list (JDAL) to determine whether assignments provided officers with experience in joint military operations.GAO found that: (1) DOD has the discretion to determine the types of positions included on JDAL as long as the positions are not in a military department or for joint training or educatio...
Individual Ready Reserve: Army Needs to Make More Effective Use of Limited Training Funds
NSIAD-90-55: Published: Feb 7, 1990. Publicly Released: Feb 26, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined the Army's Individual Ready Reserve (IRR) training program, intended to train soldiers with previous Army service for swift mobilization and deployment in combat situations, to determine whether the Army focused training funds on skills that required refresher training and were most needed in the early days of conflict.GAO found that the Army: (1)...
Women in the Military: More Military Jobs Can Be Opened Under Current Statutes
NSIAD-88-222: Published: Sep 7, 1988. Publicly Released: Sep 14, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed issues relating to job opportunities for women in the military services, to determine how: (1) combat exclusion policies affected the number and assignment of women in the military; and (2) military procedures unrelated to combat exclusion limited job opportunities for women.GAO found that the: (1) military services excluded women from about 1.1...
Military Personnel: Impact of Joint Duty Tours on Officer Career Paths
NSIAD-88-184BR: Published: Jun 6, 1988. Publicly Released: Jul 7, 1988.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) proposed modifications of the Department of Defense Reorganization Act of 1986 concerning tour length requirements for joint officers.GAO found that DOD cited limited time, crowded career paths, selection of officers, officer availability, problems with mid-year moves, increased experience, increased number of cand...
Observations on Army's Plan To Buy an Electronic Video-Disc Delivery System
NSIAD-84-140: Published: Jul 11, 1984. Publicly Released: Jul 11, 1984.
As part of its current review of the Army's program for developing soldier training materials, GAO inquired about Army plans to purchase about $140 million worth of electronic video-disc training systems. Over 80 percent of the equipment that the Army plans to buy is for use in the field.According to Army officials, the new equipment will reduce the present volume of paper training materials and w...
The Navy Can Reduce Its Stated Requirements for F/A-18 Weapons Tactics Trainers
NSIAD-84-84: Published: Apr 11, 1984. Publicly Released: Apr 11, 1984.
GAO reviewed the Navy's requirements for the F/A-18 weapon tactics trainers (WTT's).GAO interviewed program officials at several training sites to determine how requirements for WTT's were established and the extent to which the Navy has supported and documented them. GAO believes that Navy planning documents show that WTT requirements at the sites are not adequately justified. GAO found that the...
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...
Army's Initiatives To Improve the Skill Qualification Test Program May Not Achieve Promised Changes
FPCD-82-69: Published: Aug 18, 1982. Publicly Released: Aug 18, 1982.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Army's initiatives to improve the skill qualification test program (SQT) as it agreed to do in June 1982 and its request to reprogram funds to the SQT. In a prior report, GAO found that the SQT program as designed and implemented was not meeting the Army's needs for measuring individual training effectiveness and individual soldier proficiency...
Weaknesses in the Resident Language Training System of Defense Language Institute Affect the Quality of Trained Linguists
FPCD-82-22: Published: May 6, 1982. Publicly Released: May 6, 1982.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined the management operations of the Defense Language Institute (DLI), Foreign Language Center. The Foreign Language Center is responsible for providing foreign language training to military personnel who are being prepared for intelligence activities. The DLI mission is to conduct and supervise language training for such personnel and to provide tech...