Substituting Reserve/Guard Units for Active-Duty Units to Reduce Costs: Five Examples
CONGRESSIONAL BUDGET OFFICE (U S CONGRESS) WASHINGTON DC
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This paper documents CBOs estimates of the long-run savings that would be realized by five illustrative substitutions of reserveguard units for active-duty units. The estimates include military personnel costs and operations and maintenance OM costs, including civilian personnel costs. The estimates are based on the fiscal year 1984 budget and assume that the cost relationships contained therein-for example, real OM costs per active squadron of F-16 aircraft--remain constant in the future. Finally, the savings are calculated assuming that the Administrations force expansion planned for 1984-1988 is actually achieved. If this growth is constrained because of budgetary limits, then the savings projected in this paper would be reduced accordingly. There are many possible ways to limit the growth in active forces and substitute reserveguard forces over the next five years.
- Economics and Cost Analysis
- Personnel Management and Labor Relations
- Military Forces and Organizations