Accession Number:

ADA339135

Title:

Civil Military Programs: Stronger Oversight of the Innovative Readiness Training Program Needed for Better Compliance

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC NATIONAL SECURITY AND INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS DIV

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1998-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

32.0

Abstract:

Legislation enacted in 1992 authorized a Civil Military Cooperative Action Program under which DOD was permitted to use the armed forces skills and resources to assist civilian efforts to meet domestic needs by participating in projects and activities that would benefit the community. One of the objectives of the program was to enhance individual and unit training and morale in the armed forces through meaningful community involvement. While the statute required DOD to ensure that it provided the assistance in a manner consistent with the military mission of the units involved, the statute did not require an assessment of the training value of providing the assistance. In 1996, legislation repealed the program and replaced it with the current IRT Program. Like the prior statute, the current legislation 10 U.S.C. 2012 authorizes units or members of the armed forces to provide support and services to nondefense organizations. The law also requires that assistance be incidental to military training, not adversely affect the quality of training.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE