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Accession Number ADA590338
Title National Defense Authorization Act: Selected Military Personnel Policy Issues, FY 2012.
Publication Date Jan 2012
Media Count 45p
Personal Author C. A. Henning D. F. Burrelli D. J. Jansen L. Kapp
Abstract Military personnel issues typically generate significant interest from many Members of Congress and their staffs. Recent military operations in Iraq and ongoing operations in Afghanistan, along with the operational role of the Reserve Components, further heighten interest in a wide range of military personnel policies and issues. The Congressional Research Service (CRS) has selected a number of the military personnel issues considered in deliberations on the House and Senate versions of the National Defense Authorization Act for FY2012. This report provides a brief synopsis of sections that pertain to personnel policy. These include end strengths, pay raises, health care issues, and language affecting the repeal of the Don t Ask, Don t Tell policy, as well as congressional concerns over the handling of sexual assaults in the military. The House version of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012, H.R. 1540, was introduced in the House on April 14, 2011; reported by the House Committee on Armed Services on May 17, 2011 (H.Rept. 112-78); and passed on May 26, 2011. Various Senate versions were introduced. S. 1867 was introduced on November 15, 2011, and passed by the Senate on December 1, 2011. Often the Senate will add language not included in the House version, add language that affects an issue in a differing manner (for example, the Senate may have end strengths numbers that differ from the House). Usually, these differences will be worked out under the Conference Committee s consideration of the legislation. The Conference Committee language was incorporated into the report.
Keywords Afghanistan
Congress
Iraq
Military operations
Military personnel
Military reserves
Military strategy
National defense
National Defense Authorization Act
Policies
Senate


 
Source Agency Non Paid ADAS
NTIS Subject Category 92C - Social Concerns
91I - Emergency Services & Planning
74G - Military Operations, Strategy, & Tactics
70F - Public Administration & Government
92A - Job Training & Career Development
Corporate Author Congressional Research Service, Washington, DC.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note Congressional rept.
NTIS Issue Number 1409
Contract Number N/A

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