Accession Number : ADA326980

Title :   Joint Military Bases: Power Projection Platforms for the 21st Century.

Descriptive Note : Research rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Wilson, Suzanne H.

PDF Url : ADA326980

Report Date : 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 31

Abstract : The Department of Defense(DOD) spends about one third of its operations and maintenance budget for base support services and functions. Pressure to continue reducing the DOD budget will continue. This study maintains that it is no longer efficient or effective to maintain separate Army, Air Force, Navy, and Marine Corps military bases. DOD must start now to transition to consolidated, joint military bases as power projection platforms for the 21st century. This paper examines the resources that could be saved by consolidating military bases that are adjacent or in close proximity to one another. It also examines how the concept of joint military bases will enhance the effectiveness of joint military operations. Challenges and solutions to consolidating military bases are also addressed.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY FACILITIES, *JOINT MILITARY ACTIVITIES, MAINTENANCE, LOGISTICS SUPPORT, MILITARY PERSONNEL, ECONOMIC IMPACT, COST ANALYSIS, MILITARY BUDGETS.

Subject Categories : Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE