Military Personnel: Visibility over Junior Enlisted Servicemember Access to Services on Bases Could Be Enhanced
GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY OFFICE WASHINGTON DC
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Junior enlisted servicemembers constitute more than half of DOD s enlisted force. To sustain the force and help ensure continued growth in all ranks, DOD provides a wide array of services and programs on its military bases, including dining facilities fitness centers and medical clinics. Senate Report 113-176 included a provision for GAO to review junior enlisted servicemember access to services and programs on military bases. This report evaluates 1 the extent to which DOD s policies and procedures for on-base services and programs consider access by junior enlisted and what factors influence their implementation and 2 the extent to which DOD and the military services collect and share information and data on junior enlisted access to on-base services to identify any potential access issues. GAO evaluated DOD, military service, and base policies and data-collection tools conducted 17 nongeneralizable discussion groups with junior and senior enlisted servicemembers randomly selected at four bases identified to represent a range of size and locations and interviewed officials from OSD, the services, and four bases.
- Military Forces and Organizations
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies