Accession Number:

ADA318280

Title:

How Many Can Be Joint? Supporting Joint Duty Assignments,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CA

Report Date:

1996-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

128.0

Abstract:

The Goldwater-Nichols Department of Defense DoD Reorganization Act of 1986 directed a broad range of organizational and functional changes to improve the ability of the military services to carry out successful joint military operations. However, from the acts initial implementation, the defense agencies and the services have raised numerous concerns about its provisions and procedures. Congress recognized these concerns and tasked DoD to revisit the implementation of the Goldwater-Nichols legislation. The conferees of the 1993 National Defense Authorization Act reviewed the procedures, both statutory and regulatory, for designating a position as a joint duty assignment and concluded that the time has come to reconsider the joint duty assignment list, particularly with respect to Defense Agencies. In response to a request by the Director of Manpower and Personnel of the Joint Staff JSJ-1, RAND examined the joint officer management that forms the basis of the response to the congressional directives. To respond to Congress effectively, the research approached the issue of joint officer management from both the demand and supply sides. The goal of the demand-side research was to recommend a procedure for measuring the joint content of a position the goal of the supply-side research was to determine how many of the positions with joint content the services could support. This report describes the results of the supply-side analysis.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Forces and Organizations
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE