Accession Number : ADA315095

Title :   Defense Budget: Trends in Reserve Components' Military Personnel Compensation Accounts for 1990-97.

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

PDF Url : ADA315095

Report Date : 19 SEP 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 50

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, which represents about 30 percent of DOD's 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, the General Accounting Office (GAO) reviewed these to determine (1) the various pay categories included in the accounts, (2) the trends of those pay categories, and (3) how changes in the budget compared with changes in service force levels. GAO also inquired into the reasons for some of the service trends and differences among the services and has included the explanations when available. GAO's analyses and discussions in this report focus primarily on pay and allowances for the reserve components, which for fiscal year 1997 comprise over $9 billion of the $70 billion requested. GAO reported separately on the active components because the budget categories for the active are considerably different from the reserve components.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY RESERVES, *COST ESTIMATES, *SALARIES, *COMPENSATION, *MILITARY BUDGETS, MILITARY PERSONNEL, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, PATTERNS.

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

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE