Accession Number : ADA304569

Title :   Military Personnel Reassignments. Services are Exploring Opportunities to Reduce Relocation Costs.

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

PDF Url : ADA304569

Report Date : FEB 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 26

Abstract : In fiscal year 1995, the military services spent $2.9 billion to move nearly 850,000 servicemembers and their families. General Accounting Office (GAO) reviewed the services practices for relocating personnel. GAO's objectives were to determine whether (1) opportunities exist to reduce the costs of permanent change-of-station moves, (2) the number of moves and related costs have decreased in proportion to the reductions in military end strengths, and (3) frequent reassignments significantly impair military readiness.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY PERSONNEL, *COST ANALYSIS, *FAMILY MEMBERS, *RELOCATION, *PERSONNEL RETENTION, MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES), MILITARY OPERATIONS, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, POLICIES, COMBAT READINESS, MILITARY TRAINING, MILITARY PROCUREMENT, GEOGRAPHIC AREAS, BENEFITS, MILITARY BUDGETS, FACTOR ANALYSIS, OVERSEAS, MILITARY DOWNSIZING, MILITARY SEPARATION.

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

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE