Accession Number : ADA526948


Title :   Background Material on Structural Reform of the Department of Defense


Corporate Author : COMMITTEE ON ARMED SERVICES WASHINGTON DC


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a526948.pdf


Report Date : Mar 1986


Pagination or Media Count : 27


Abstract : This document is essentially a collection of comments and critiques by a wide variety of sources, and is intended to give Members of the House Committee on Armed Services a full view of the criticisms that have been made about the existing structure of the Department of Defense. This document also does not address questions of reforming the Joint Chiefs of Staff since the committee reviewed those questions in previous years and reported legislation to the floor that was enacted in the last session and transmitted to the Senate. This document, it should be noted, is not an effort to present a balance of pro and con views on particular legislation. That will come out in the hearings before the Investigations Subcommittee. The purpose here is to collect the views of many retired military officers, former Pentagon officials and other commentators concerning the scope and scale of the structural problems inside the Pentagon as they view them.


Descriptors :   *ORGANIZATIONAL REALIGNMENT , *DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE , *MILITARY MODERNIZATION , MILITARY COMMANDERS , HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES , MILITARY CAPABILITIES , MILITARY PERSONNEL , MILITARY HISTORY , JOINT MILITARY ACTIVITIES


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


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE