Cost Analysis of Reserve Force Change: Non Recurring Costs and Secondary Cost Effects.
RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CA
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This report describes a methodology for estimating the non-recruiting costs of Reserve component changes in the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Navy and draws inferences about the factors that affect non-recurring unit costs. The report also addresses other cost effects associated with unit charges, including changes in annual recurring costs and indirect or force-wide costs. Construction, support equipment, and aircrew training costs account for the majority of the non-recurring costs in the various case studies. The findings suggest that non-recurring costs can be reduced if 1 the basing location has existing facilities 2 prior-service aircrew personnel with experience in the new weapon system can be recruited and 3 the Reserve unit is located on an Active base that has excess capacity and can share in various logistic-support assets. Keywords Military reserves Air Force personnel Military force levels. Author
- Administration and Management
- Military Forces and Organizations