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2014 Texas Military Value Task Force: Preparing for the Future

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This report was created by the Texas Military Value Task Force TMVTF of the Texas Military Preparedness Commission TMPC, which was established by the 83rd Texas Legislature. A summary of the law and process used can be found in the appendix of this document. The report focus is on actions to increase military value of Department of Defense DoD military installations in Texas. It is written as a guide to action for the TMPC, the Texas Legislature, and military communities. In addition, some action items will require changes in national policy or law, as well as, cooperation with military installations, the DoD, and the United States Congress. Military installations studied in this report are within the jurisdiction of the Department of Defense DoD or the Texas National Guard. The Texas State Guard and U.S. Coast Guard facilities are not part of this report. The Texas State Guard is a state organization and does not fall under the jurisdiction of the DoD. The U.S. Coast Guard is located within the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Geographically, the study concentrates on installations inside Texas, but surrounding training areas and installations outside Texas are factors in the effectiveness and efficiency of operations. Just like in private sector business, size and operations are affected by budget reductions, changes in strategy, and function. The most cost effective and most productive business sectors remain and can even expand. In the past, DoD decision criteria is based on a measurement of effectiveness and efficiency called military value . Whether moving a few people and small mission changes or taking a holistic review of worldwide facilities under Base Realignment and Closure BRAC criterion, military value has been the coin of the realm . The State of Texas and local communities have the opportunity to make Texas the most effective and efficient location for the DoD to train and operate.

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  • Military Forces and Organizations
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

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