Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO provided information on the corrective actions taken by the Army following the deaths of four Ranger students in a 1995 training accident, focusing on the status of: (1) Army Ranger training manning levels required by the fiscal year 1996 National Defense Authorization Act; (2) establishing safety cell organizations required by the act; (3) corrective safety actions instituted after the accident; and (4) inspections of identified safety controls.
Recommendations for Executive Action
|Department of the Army||1. The Secretary of the Army should continue the current 90-percent officer distribution planning level for the Ranger Training Brigade.|
|Department of the Army||2. The Secretary of the Army should direct that future inspections of the Brigade include evaluations of training safety controls and that the inspections' results are documented.|