Accession Number : ADA111847

Title :   The Army Needs to Reevaluate Its Extended Basic Training Program.

Corporate Author : GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC FEDERAL PERSONNEL AND COMPENSATION DIV

PDF Url : ADA111847

Report Date : 03 Mar 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 37

Abstract : In October 1981, the Army extended its basic training from 7 to 8 weeks. As a result in fiscal year 1982 Army will spend nearly $40 million; about 4,400 additional new soldiers, trainers, and support staff will be assigned to training rather than to operational units. Although Army has added more time, it has never fully determined whether this time is necessary to correct training problems or whether less costly alternatives are available. Equally, if not more important, Army has not provided the number and quality of trainers necessary for the new program. Although the Army has recently initiated action to address program effectiveness and trainer questions, GAO is recommending that Army develop and implement plans to justify its extended program and resolve these problems. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Army training, *Enlisted personnel, *Management planning and control, Recruits, Trainees, Teaching methods, Instructors, Skills, Shortages, Army planning, Time, Costs, Planning programming budgeting, Manpower, Resource management, Military requirements, Performance(Human), Army personnel

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Humanities and History

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE