Accession Number : ADA323515

Title :   DoD Service Academies: Problems Limit Feasibility of Graduates Directly Entering the Reserves.

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

PDF Url : ADA323515

Report Date : 24 MAR 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 19

Abstract : Section 557 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1997 (P. L. 104-201) directed us to report to the congressional defense committees on the policy and cost implications of up to 5 percent of each academy's graduating class serving in the reserve with a corresponding increase in the number of Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) graduates serving on active duty. Based on discussions with your offices, we (1) determined the number of academy graduates serving in an active status in the reserve component; (2) obtained information regarding the feasibility and implications of a proposal to have academy graduates serve in a drilling status in the reserve component, without having served on active duty, as a means of enhancing the capability of the guard/reserves; and (3) identified other means through which the reserve components are recruiting junior officers.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY RESERVES, *PERSONNEL DEVELOPMENT, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, POLICIES, EDUCATION, RECRUITING, COSTS, FEASIBILITY STUDIES, LIMITATIONS, MILITARY CAPABILITIES, MILITARY TRAINING, OFFICER PERSONNEL, LEGISLATION, GRADUATES, RESERVE OFFICER TRAINING CORPS.

Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE