Accession Number:

ADA012666

Title:

The Articulation and Justification of Military Needs in Congressional Testimony Individual Research Project

Descriptive Note:

Research project

Corporate Author:

ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1975-05-28

Pagination or Media Count:

113.0

Abstract:

Secretary of the Army Howard Calloway placed improved Congressional relations among the top five Army objectives for FY 76. He cited a need to improve our explanationsjustifications for Army needsrequirements as a means to attain the objective. Twenty-four members of Congress, professional Staffers, and legislative aides were interviewed in the course of this project to identify strengths and weaknesses in the past and current military interface with Congress. The results of this interview program have been summarized and used in conjunction with witness preparation material gathered from a variety of other sources to draft A Handbook for Navy Witnesses Appearing Before Congressional Committees. The handbook is a comprehensive compilation of advice from both the military and Congress on the selection and preparation of witnesses. The Legislative Process, Guidelines for Witnesses, Congressional Advice, and The Budget are among the ten chapters of the handbook, which the author suggests will be useful to all military witnesses and in course lead to the improved articulation and justification of military needs and requirements that Secretary Calloway had made a top priority.

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE