Accession Number:

ADA461938

Title:

Military Personnel. DOD Needs to Provide a Better Link between Its Defense Strategy and Military Personnel Requirements

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY OFFICE WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2007-01-30

Pagination or Media Count:

22.0

Abstract:

Both OSD and the military services play key roles in determining force structure and military personnel requirements and rely on a number of complex and interrelated analyses. Decisions reached by OSD during the QDR and the budget process about planning scenarios, required combat forces, and military personnel levels set the parameters within which the services can determine their own requirements for units and allocate military positions. Using OSD guidance and scenarios, the Army s most recent biennial analysis, completed in 2006, indicated that the Army s total requirements and available end strength were about equal. The Marine Corps most recent assessment led to an adjustment in the composition and mix of its units.

Subject Categories:

  • Defense Systems
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE