Accession Number : ADA181615

Title :   Cost Analysis of Reserve Force Change: Non Recurring Costs and Secondary Cost Effects.

Descriptive Note : Interim rept.,

Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CA

Personal Author(s) : Schank,John F ; Bodilly,Susan J ; Barbour,A A

PDF Url : ADA181615

Report Date : May 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 82

Abstract : This report describes a methodology for estimating the non-recruiting costs of Reserve component changes in the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Navy and draws inferences about the factors that affect non-recurring unit costs. The report also addresses other cost effects associated with unit charges, including changes in annual recurring costs and indirect or force-wide costs. Construction, support equipment, and aircrew training costs account for the majority of the non-recurring costs in the various case studies. The findings suggest that non-recurring costs can be reduced if (1) the basing location has existing facilities; (2) prior-service aircrew personnel with experience in the new weapon system can be recruited; and (3) the Reserve unit is located on an Active base that has excess capacity and can share in various logistic-support assets. Keywords: Military reserves; Air Force personnel; Military force levels. (Author)

Descriptors :   *COST ANALYSIS, *MILITARY FORCE LEVELS, *MILITARY RESERVES, AIR FORCE, COSTS, FLIGHT CREWS, FLIGHT TRAINING, WEAPON SYSTEMS, AIR FORCE PERSONNEL, CASE STUDIES, SECONDARY, TRANSITIONS, OPERATIONAL READINESS, NAVAL PERSONNEL, MILITARY BUDGETS, AIRCRAFT, COMBAT READINESS, RECRUITING, SKILLS, TRAINING, ACTIVATION, SALARIES

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE