ARMY MANAGEMENT: Need to Reassess Risk and Resources for Inspecting Ceremonial Rifles
GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC
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Beginning in the 192Os, the Army began lending obsolete or condemned rifles to local units of veterans organizations for the funeral ceremonies of members or former members of the armed forces and for other ceremonial purposes. Today, this program is authorized by 10 U.S.C. 4683 the Army refers to it as the Ceremonial Rifle Program. Currently, the M-1 is the only rifle authorized for the program. The National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2000 amended the law to authorize the Secretary of the Army to conditionally loan or donate M-1 rifles and required that we review and report on the Secretarys exercise of authority under the amended law.
- Administration and Management
- Military Forces and Organizations