Accession Number : ADA261957


Title :   Base Closure and Realignment: A Case Study


Descriptive Note : Research paper


Corporate Author : INDUSTRIAL COLL OF THE ARMED FORCES WASHINGTON DC


Personal Author(s) : Gordon, Edward F


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a261957.pdf


Report Date : Apr 1992


Pagination or Media Count : 40


Abstract : As part of the fiscal 1991 (FY 1991) defense authorization bill (Public Law 101-510 of November 5, 1990), Congress established the Defense Base Closure and Realignment Commission. In 1991, 1993, and 1995, eight presidential appointees would consider a Department of Defense (DoD) list of base closure and realignment nominees and subsequently submit their version to the President for approval. After his approval or the established presidential amendment process, Congress could approve or disapprove the list only in its entirety. In April 1991, DoD nominated to the 1991 Commission 43 installations for closure and 29 for realignment. Over a period of two and a half months, the Commission conducted 15 open hearings in Washington, DC, for inputs from Congress, GAO, DoD, and others; 14 regional and site hearings across the country for inputs from communities affected by the potential closings; and several televised deliberations with its research staff. All commission proceedings were noted for their openness, attention to due process, and a demand for accuracy. The final list, which was approved by the President and Congress, recommended 34 bases for closure and 48 activities for realignment.


Descriptors :   *MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES) , *CONGRESS , *DECISION MAKING , *PANEL(COMMITTEE) , *ORGANIZATIONAL REALIGNMENT , *BASE CLOSURES , *PRESIDENT(UNITED STATES) , DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE , LEGISLATION , MILITARY FACILITIES , COMMUNITIES , CASE STUDIES , FEEDBACK


Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Government and Political Science
      Military Forces and Organizations


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE