Accession Number : ADA295128

Title :   Military Personnel. High Aggregate Personnel Levels Maintained throughout Drawdown,

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

Personal Author(s) : Cekalak, Sharon A. ; Barger, Thom ; Schuster, Carol R. ; Malpass, Robert D. ; Holman, Barry W.

PDF Url : ADA295128

Report Date : JUN 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 44

Abstract : The largest military drawdown since the end of the Vietnam conflict is now about 80 percent complete. By the end of fiscal year 1999, the Department of Defense (DOD) will have reduced its military and civilian personnel by almost a third. Concerned that this large drawdown might have degraded readiness, the Chairman, Subcommittee on Military Personnel, House Committee on National Security, asked GAO to identify (1) the extent to which the services were able to fill authorized positions in their active duty combat and support unIts, (2) factors contributing to personnel shortages at selected U.S. installations and units, and (3) factors that could lead to personnel shortages in the future. GAO reviewed personnel trends in the Army, the Air Force, and the Navy for fiscal years 1987 through 1993. The Marine Corps could not provide automated historical data and was excluded from GAO'S data analyses.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY PERSONNEL, *MILITARY DOWNSIZING, DATA PROCESSING, WARFARE, AIR FORCE, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, MARINE CORPS, NATIONAL SECURITY, AUTOMATION, HISTORY, PATTERNS, ACTIVE DUTY, PERSONNEL, CIVILIAN PERSONNEL, SHORTAGES, VIETNAM, HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, PANEL(COMMITTEE).

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE