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ERIC Number: ED167730
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Feb-14
Reference Count: N/A
Opportunities Exist for Substantial Savings in Administration of Military Skill Training Programs.
General Accounting Office, Washington, DC.
The U.S. General Accounting Office (GAO) reviewed the administration of military skill training programs. It found that the Department of Defense (DOD) spends about $3.4 billion a year to provide skill training to 1.2 million military personnel. The DOD could save millions of dollars by requiring (1) the services to provide a minimum of forty class hours a week for skill training and to eliminate nonskill training activities from course curriculums; (2) the army to adopt a more reasonable criteria, consistent with the other services, for determining staffing levels for skill training instructors; and (3) the services to substitute civilians for military personnel or contract for training support whenever feasible. The GAO also found that The Military Manpower Training Report, which is issued annually to Congress to support the services' proposed training programs, is incomplete and inaccurate. It is recommended that the Secretary of Defense issue clarifying instructions requiring that complete and accurate staffing reports be used in support of training. (CSS)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: General Accounting Office, Washington, DC.