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About 200,000 servicemembers transition to civilian life each year, according to DOD. Some veterans may struggle to find civilian employment. For example, a veteran may not know how his or her military training could apply to a civilian job.
Section 587 of the John Warner National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2007 required GAO to address (1) the trends in the number of conscientious objector applications for the active and reserve components during calendar years 2002 through 2006; (2) how each component administers its process...
Since September 11, 2001, the Department of Defense (DOD) has mobilized more than 500,000 reservists. As reservists demobilize, concerns exist about difficulties with their civilian employment. Public Law 109-163 required GAO to report on reservists' civilian employer data and employment matters.
The high pace of military operations, thousands of casualties in ongoing military operations, and the services' recruiting challenges have raised questions about who is serving in today's military and concern that certain subgroups of the U.S.
Congress and the Department of Defense (DOD) are concerned about the financial conditions of servicemembers and their families, particularly in light of recent deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan. Serious financial issues can negatively affect unit readiness.
The fiscal year 2004 National Defense Authorization Act directed GAO to assess the special pays and allowances for servicemembers who are frequently deployed for less than 30 days, and to specifically review the family separation allowance.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) implementation of the anthrax vaccination program as it is currently structured, focusing on DOD's: (1) ability to maintain an adequate supply of anthrax vaccine for its immunization schedule; (2) system for recording...