Accession Number : ADA326644

Title :   Creating Value at Military Installations: An Alternative to Base Closure.

Descriptive Note : Strategy research rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Kruse, Alan D.

PDF Url : ADA326644

Report Date : 11 APR 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 32

Abstract : Cuts in force structure and the resultant declining budgets have all contributed to the need for fewer bases and installations within DOD or require the development of a new approach that will allow it to keep needed infrastructure within the budgetary limits. This paper will propose an alternative to base closure which will realize the inherent value of these bases. This will allow DOD to retain the needed infrastructure while Creating jobs and create an alternative funding method for base support and environmental clean-up. Concrete examples are presented where innovative programs have utilized the shared capabilities of the private and public sector to create opportunities for success by all parties involved. Facility-use contracting is discussed where entrepreneurial contractors are hired to market the facilities and bring non-governmental work onto the bases to provide a cost offset as well as providing much needed jobs. Recapitalization is presented as another method to offset costs where already expensed DOD real estate and infrastructure is leased by non-DOD firms and individuals who continue to utilize their profit making potential. It concludes by urging creative and innovative methods to manage our installations and thwart unwarranted closing of needed bases.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY FACILITIES, *BASE CLOSURES, LOGISTICS SUPPORT, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, MILITARY REQUIREMENTS, MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL, COST EFFECTIVENESS, EMPLOYMENT, MAINTENANCE MANAGEMENT, MILITARY BUDGETS, INFRASTRUCTURE.

Subject Categories : Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE