Accession Number : ADA293754

Title :   DoD Service Academies: Comparison of Honor and Conduct Adjudicatory Processes.

Corporate Author : GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC NATIONAL SECURITY AND INTERNATIONAL A FFAIRS DIV

PDF Url : ADA293754

Report Date : 25 APR 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 100

Abstract : As part of a comprehensive review of student treatment at the Department of Defense (DOD) service academies originally requested by Senator Nunn and Senator Glenn, we collected information on the honor and conduct adjudicatory systems at the Military Academy, the Naval Academy, and the Air Force Academy. The purpose of this report is to (1) compare the honor and conduct systems at each academy and describe how the various systems provide common due process protections and (2) describe the attitudes and perceptions of the students toward the honor and conduct systems. As arranged with your staff, unless you publicly announce its contents earlier, we plan no further distribution of this report until 1 day from its date of issue. At that time, we will send copies to other interested congressional committees and Members of Congress; the Secretaries of Defense, the Army, the Navy, and the Air Force; and the Superintendents of the Military Academy, the Naval Academy, and the Air Force Academy. We will also make copies available to other interested parties on request. Over the years, there have been several highly publicized incidents at the Department of Defense's (DOD) service academies involving honor or conduct charges against students. The former Chairman of the Senate Committee on Armed Services and the former Chairman of its Subcommittee on Manpower and Personnel asked GAO to review the adjudicatory systems used at the academies to make decisions regarding student conduct and performance. The objectives of this report are to (1) compare the honor and conduct systems at each academy and describe how the various systems provide common due process protections and (2) describe the attitudes and perceptions of the students toward these systems.

Descriptors :   *ETHICS, *UNITED STATES MILITARY ACADEMY, MILITARY PERSONNEL, AIR FORCE, CONGRESS, STUDENTS, MANPOWER, UNITED STATES NAVAL ACADEMY, PERCEPTION, UNITED STATES AIR FORCE ACADEMY.

Subject Categories : Sociology and Law
      Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE