All-volunteer Armed Forces: Progress, Problems, and Prospects

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1973 - 64 pages
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Page 33 - Reserve components, same as table 2-3, p. 37. Active forces, Department of Defense, Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense, Manpower and ReseMe Affairs (March 1973).
Page 5 - We have satisfied ourselves that a volunteer force will not jeopardize national security, and we believe it will have a beneficial effect on the military as well as the rest of our society.
Page 25 - Taken together, these achievements suggest that this nation can accomplish what no other nation has ever attempted — to maintain an active armed force of over two million men and women on a voluntary basis.6 Since the AVF was fully instituted in 1973, many skeptics appear to have been converted.
Page 52 - Overall, the learning capacity of new entries is adequate in meeting job requirements when the proprotion of mental group IV personnel does not exceed about 22 percent. Conversely, when the overall proportion of mental group IV personnel falls below 15 percent, there is a tendency toward many people being underchallenged by their job assignments.
Page 37 - Statement of Secretary of Defense Melvin R. Laird before the House Armed Services Committee on the FY 1972-1976 defense program and the 1972 defense budget, March 9, 1971.
Page 19 - Based on data provided by the Department of Defense^ Office of .Assistant Secretary of Defense (Manpower and Reserve Affairs), January 1974.
Page 5 - the Armed Forces henceforth will depend exclusively on volunteer soldiers, sailors, airmen and marines. The use of the draft has ended.
Page 32 - Guard divisions be in short-war situations when they are probably incapable of being deployed for at least six months? reservists were viewed as a quick source for meeting wartime requirements. Since 1970, however, naval ships have tended to be more fully manned, which makes the justification for individual naval reservists less clear. Moreover, such a pruning of reserve components to essential activities would probably enhance interest for potential recruits. This might offset the somewhat negative...
Page 34 - ... drawn. The first class will graduate in 1982. However, in order to attract health professionals to military service, the disincentive of present military medical pay must be removed. The proposed Uniformed Services Special Pay Act also includes authority to Increase the special pay of medical and dental officers with two years of service from $150 to $350 per month and the authority to provide retention bonuses to all critical health professionals. Civilian Substitution Many support jobs now...
Page 9 - The All-Volunteer Force and the End of the Draft," Special Report of Secretary of Defense Elliot L. Richardson (March 1973; processed), pp.

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