Defense Budget: Trends in Reserve Components' Military Personnel Compensation Accounts for 1990-97.
GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC NATIONAL SECURITY AND INTERNATIONAL A FFAIRS DIV
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The Department of Defenses DOD budget request for fiscal year 1997 includes almost 70 billion for pay and allowances for active and reserve military personnel, which represents about 30 percent of DODs total budget request. DOD estimates that in 2001, pay and allowances will continue to represent about 30 percent of the total budget. Because the military personnel accounts represent such a large share of DODs budget, the General Accounting Office GAO reviewed these to determine 1 the various pay categories included in the accounts, 2 the trends of those pay categories, and 3 how changes in the budget compared with changes in service force levels. GAO also inquired into the reasons for some of the service trends and differences among the services and has included the explanations when available. GAOs analyses and discussions in this report focus primarily on pay and allowances for the reserve components, which for fiscal year 1997 comprise over 9 billion of the 70 billion requested. GAO reported separately on the active components because the budget categories for the active are considerably different from the reserve components.
- Economics and Cost Analysis
- Personnel Management and Labor Relations
- Military Forces and Organizations