Accession Number : ADA312473

Title :   Determining the Military Value of Army Installations During Base Realignment and Closure.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis, 2 Aug 95-7 Jun 96,

Corporate Author : ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS

Personal Author(s) : Fletcher, Charles V.

PDF Url : ADA312473

Report Date : 07 JUN 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 150

Abstract : Large portions of recent Army budgets have been allocated for Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC), including more than two billion dollars from 1989 to 1995. These allocations have been made in anticipation of savings in annual operating costs, including an estimated $480 million per year for the BRAC 1995 recommendations alone. These overall savings are critical to a future smaller, modernized, more efficient Army. BRAC economics and decision making are a very complex process, encompassing financial, military, and political considerations. This thesis provides an analysis of how the Army's 1995 determination of military value was performed, and how it contributed to the BRAC process. For historical reference, it also provides a detailed description of the 1995 process, and how that process differed from some of the previous rounds. The analysis provides a critical review with recommendations that will improve the process for future Army BRAC decisions.

Descriptors :   *ECONOMICS, *ARMY FACILITIES, *ARMY BUDGETS, *BASE CLOSURES, DECISION MAKING, EFFICIENCY, THESES, COSTS, HISTORY, ALLOCATIONS, MILITARY DOWNSIZING.

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Economics and Cost Analysis
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE