ERIC Number: ED102900
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Feb-6
Reference Count: 0
Financial Operations of the Five Service Academies: Department of Defense, Department of Transportation, Department of Commerce. Report to the Congress by the Comptroller General of the United States.
Comptroller General of the U.S., Washington, DC.
This is the first report of the review of operations of five service academies operated by the government: U.S. Military Academy, West Point, New York; Naval Academy, Annapolis, Maryland; Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colorado; Coast Guard Academy, New London, Connecticut; and Merchant Marine Academy, Kings Point, New York. This report discusses cost and efficiency in the operations of the academies and opportunities for economy in those operations. Other aspects of the study concern attrition and academic and military programs. Findings indicate a variation in operating cost due to differences in size of the student body, size and age of the institution, mission and organization of each, and student pay. Recommendations suggest that the Secretary of Defense: (1) direct the Army and Air Force to review the staffing levels of the Military and Air Force academies to ensure that authorized strengths are appropriate; (2) monitor the services' civilianization studies to see that actions are taken to promptly convert any military positions that civilians can fill; (3) direct the services to perform the reviews required by the Office of Management and Budget and to support justifications for continued in-house operations; (4) direct the Coast Guard to study enlisted positions to determine whether civilians could fill additional military positions at its academy. (MJM)
Descriptors: Administrative Organization, Educational Administration, Educational Finance, Financial Problems, Higher Education, Military Personnel, Military Schools, Program Budgeting
U.S. General Accounting Office, Distribution Section, P.O. Box 1020, Washington, D.C. 20013 ($1.00)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Comptroller General of the U.S., Washington, DC.