Accession Number : ADA311598

Title :   Defense Budget: Trends in Active Military Personnel Compensation Accounts for 1990-1997.

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

PDF Url : ADA311598

Report Date : 09 JUL 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 29

Abstract : The Department of Defense's (DoD) budget request for fiscal year 1997 includes almost $70 billion for pay and allowances for active and reserve military personnel. This represents about 30 percent of DoD'S fiscal year 1997 total budget request. DoD estimates that in 2001, pay and allowances will continue to represent about 30 percent of the total budget. Because the military personnel accounts represent such a large share of DoD's budget, we reviewed them to (1) identify the various pay categories included in the accounts, (2) identify the trends of those pay categories, and (3) determine how changes in the budget compared with changes in service force levels. We also inquired into the reasons for some of the service trends and differences among the services and have included the explanations when available.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY PERSONNEL, *DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, *PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT, *COMPENSATION, *MILITARY BUDGETS, MILITARY RESERVES, FORECASTING, ESTIMATES, PATTERNS, SALARIES, ACTIVE DUTY, INFLATION(ECONOMICS).

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

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE