Accession Number : ADA617102


Title :   Military Personnel: Visibility over Junior Enlisted Servicemember Access to Services on Bases Could Be Enhanced


Corporate Author : GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY OFFICE WASHINGTON DC


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a617102.pdf


Report Date : May 2015


Pagination or Media Count : 59


Abstract : Junior enlisted servicemembers constitute more than half of DOD s enlisted force. To sustain the force and help ensure continued growth in all ranks, DOD provides a wide array of services and programs on its military bases, including dining facilities; fitness centers; and medical clinics. Senate Report 113-176 included a provision for GAO to review junior enlisted servicemember access to services and programs on military bases. This report evaluates (1) the extent to which DOD s policies and procedures for on-base services and programs consider access by junior enlisted and what factors influence their implementation; and (2) the extent to which DOD and the military services collect and share information and data on junior enlisted access to on-base services to identify any potential access issues. GAO evaluated DOD, military service, and base policies and data-collection tools; conducted 17 nongeneralizable discussion groups with junior and senior enlisted servicemembers randomly selected at four bases identified to represent a range of size and locations; and interviewed officials from OSD, the services, and four bases.


Descriptors :   *DINING HALLS , *ENLISTED PERSONNEL , *MEDICAL SERVICES , *MILITARY FACILITIES , *PHYSICAL FITNESS , ACCESS , DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE , GROWTH(GENERAL) , MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES)


Subject Categories : Military Forces and Organizations
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE