Accession Number : ADP002645

Title :   Economic and Social Analysis for Military Programs: The Fort Buchanan, Puerto Rico, Realignment Study,

Corporate Author : ARMY ENGINEER DISTRICT MOBILE ALA

Personal Author(s) : Galdis,A. V.

Report Date : OCT 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 8

Abstract : In the spring of 1976, the U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM) requested that Mobile District's Planning Division conduct a study of Fort Buchanan, Puerto Rico. The purpose of the analysis was to identify and evaluate the potential impacts associated with various realignment actions being considered for the base. The objective of the study was to describe the anticipated effects of proposed actions in sufficient detail to allow FORSCOM to make an informed decision about the future of Fort Buchanan. The results of the study would also indicate if any of the proposed actions constituted a major federal activity requiring an environmental impact statement. This paper reports on the conduct of the study and suggests the potential for continuing cooperation between social scientists and military program managers.

Descriptors :   *Army facilities, Puerto Rico, Interactions, Communities, Civilian personnel, Economic analysis, Sociology, Symposia

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE