Accession Number : ADA289935

Title :   Measuring the Costs and Benefits of Army Service.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. May 93-Jul 94.

Corporate Author : SAG CORP FALLS CHURCH VA

PDF Url : ADA289935

Report Date : NOV 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 70

Abstract : This research puts the costs and benefits of Army service into a social accounting framework. The traditional budget cost and defense readiness perspective is expanded to account for joint product effects of Army service. The analysis concentrates on Army personnel and training programs, noting that the value of military experience and training in the civilian sector is a major area in which the social value of Army service is likely to exceed the private value. The social value of certain forms of unit training and exercises is scrutinized to detect potential structural changes that yield additional social benefits. The analytical framework developed helps the Army to better understand the true social costs and benefits of its personnel and training programs; to choose ways of achieving a given level of military readiness that produces the greatest net social value; to articulate to Congress the social value, in addition to the military readiness value, of some of its programs, thus producing more informed decisions concerning defense and non-defense uses of taxpayer resources; and to explain to potential recruits and to the taxpayer the value of some Army programs to other sectors of the economy. (AN)

Descriptors :   *COST ANALYSIS, *ARMY PERSONNEL, *ARMY TRAINING, MILITARY OPERATIONS, CONGRESS, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, ACCOUNTING, COMBAT READINESS, OPERATIONAL READINESS, MANPOWER UTILIZATION, CAREERS, MILITARY CAPABILITIES, RESOURCE MANAGEMENT, CIVILIAN POPULATION, BENEFITS, RECRUITS, ARMY BUDGETS, PLANNING PROGRAMMING BUDGETING, PROMOTION(ADVANCEMENT).

Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Military Forces and Organizations
      Economics and Cost Analysis

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE