Accession Number : ADA296554

Title :   Force Structure: Cost of Two Additional Army Divisions Could be Significant.

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

PDF Url : ADA296554

Report Date : SEP 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 17

Abstract : In your letter of June 9,1994, you requested that we determine the additional cost of maintaining a 12 division Army force for fiscal years 1995 through 1999 as compared with the cost of maintaining the Army's planned 10 division force. This report presents the results of our review. On July 18,1994, we briefed you and your staff on the information presented in this report (see app. I). As reflected in Army force structure plans, beginning in fiscal year 1995, the Army plans to draw down its active combat forces from 12 divisions to 10 divisions. The Department of Defense's (DOD) Bottom Up Review determined that the Army needed to retain 10 divisions, entirely composed of active forces, and over 5 divisions, entirely composed of reserve forces, to carry out the national defense strategy and meet national security requirements. The review further determined that National Guard enhanced readiness brigades would be the principal reserve component ground combat maneuver forces of the Army.

Descriptors :   *ARMY PLANNING, *ARMY BUDGETS, REQUIREMENTS, NATIONAL GUARD, MILITARY RESERVES, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, MILITARY STRATEGY, NATIONAL SECURITY, OPERATIONAL READINESS, BRIGADE LEVEL ORGANIZATIONS, COSTS, DIVISION LEVEL ORGANIZATIONS, COMBAT FORCES, NATIONAL DEFENSE.

Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis
      Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE