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Defense Reorganization: DOD's Efforts to Streamline the Transportation Command

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[Technical Report, Congressional Report]

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As you requested, we reviewed the implementation of recommendations concerning the U.S. Transportation Command contained in a February 1988 Department of Defense DOD task force report. The report was entitled Review of Unified and Specified Command Headquarters commonly referred to as the Vander Schaaf Report and recommended, among other things, the elimination of the separate component command headquarters. You wanted to know what progress had been made in eliminating the separate Army, Navy, and Air Force component command headquarters and thereby creating a single integrated headquarters for the U.S. Transportation Command. In particular, you requested information on command staff reductions, and any other actions taken by the commands that would affect the organizational relationships between headquarters and components. We briefed members of your staff on the preliminary results of our efforts. This letter provides additional details on the matters discussed. It must be recognized that the information for this letter was developed prior to the initiation of Operation Desert Shield. Thus, it does not address the activities of the Transportation Command in moving large payloads of equipment and personnel to Saudi Arabia.


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  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations
  • Military Forces and Organizations

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[A, Approved For Public Release]