PERSTEMPO Legislation: War on Terrorism and Beyond
Strategy research project
ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA
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Personnel Tempo PERSTEMPO of service members was addressed in the National Defense Authorization Acts NDAA of 2000 and 2001. PERSTEMPO legislation outlined reporting requirements regarding deployments of soldiers, airmen, sailors, and Marines never before seen by the services. PERSTEMPO legislation caused the services to develop new systems to capture detailed information on the deployments of service members in order to comply with a complex requirement for approving and paying per diem for high-deployment service members. The current national emergency involving the war on terrorism now calls for re-evaluation of the PERSTEMPO legislation. This paper reviews the original intent of the legislation, its current status in the Department of Defense, and specifically the Army, and examines future options that balance the needs of Congress, the services and individual service members.
- Defense Systems