Reserve Forces Policy Board releases its report
The Department of Defense (DoD) does not know, use or track the fully-burdened and life-cycle costs of its most expensive and precious resource – its military personnel. In an effort to solve that issue, the Reserve Forces Policy Board (RFPB) released its final report to the Secretary of Defense on eliminating gaps in military personnel costing data. This landmark report quantifies various costs of the Reserve and Active Components of the military previously unavailable to senior leaders in DoD as those costs have never been fully evaluated. The RFPB's report concludes that the cost of a Reserve service member, not on active duty, is less than one third that of their AC counterpart. This report couldn't come at a more critical time. With decisions being made by DoD and the Congress on future personnel requirements and missions of the Reserve and Active Components, this report will be an essential tool for properly assessing cost benefit ratios.
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