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DOD - 2528 - National Commission on the Future of the Army - Statutory (Congress Created)


Committee NameNational Commission on the Future of the ArmyAgency NameDepartment of Defense
Fiscal Year2016Committee Number2528
Original Establishment Date3/20/2015Committee StatusTerminated
Actual Termination Date4/28/2016Committee URL
New Committee This FYNoPresidential Appointments*Yes
Terminated This FYYesMax Number of Members*8
Current Charter Date3/20/2015Designated Fed Officer Position Title*DFO
Date Of Renewal Charter3/20/2017Designated Federal Officer PrefixMr.
Projected Termination Date3/19/2017Designated Federal Officer First Name*Donald
Exempt From Renewal*NoDesignated Federal Officer Middle NameC.
Specific Termination AuthoritySection 1702 of the Carl Levin and Howard P. "BuckDesignated Federal Officer Last Name*Tison
Establishment Authority*Statutory (Congress Created)Designated Federal Officer Suffix
Specific Establishment Authority*Section 1702 of the Carl Levin and Howard P. "Buck" McKeon FY 2015 NDAA Public Law 113-291Designated Federal Officer Phone*703-692-9099
Effective Date Of Authority*12/19/2014Designated Federal Officer Fax*
Exempt From EO 13875 Discretionary Cmte Designated Federal Officer Email*
Committee Type*Ad hoc
Committee Function*National Policy Issue Advisory Board


Agency Recommendation*Terminate
Legislation to Terminate RequiredNo
Legislation StatusEnacted
How does cmte accomplish its purpose?*The Commission accomplished its purpose and mission when it submitted its report to the President and the congressional defense committees. Subsequent action will be taken by the administration and Congress.
How is membership balanced?*As indicated the Commission has terminated. Based on the authorizing statute, Section 1702(b)(1) of the FY 2015 National Defense Authorization Act, the Commission, when it was operating, was composed of eight members. In making appointments, consideration should be given to individuals with expertise in national and international security policy and strategy, military forces capability, force structure design, organization, and employment, and reserve forces policy. The Commission’s membership shall include: a. Four individuals appointed by the President;b. One individual appointed by the Chairman of the Committee on Armed Services of the Senate;c. One individual appointed by the Ranking Member of the Committee on Armed Services of the Senate;d. One individual appointed by the Chairman of the Committee on Armed Services of the House of Representatives; ande. One individual appointed by the Ranking Member of the Committee on Armed Services of the House of Representatives.
How frequent & relevant are cmte mtgs?*The Commission is terminated. When the Commission was in operation, it meet at the call of the Chair. A majority of the members of the Commission shall constitute a quorum, but a lesser number of members may hold hearings. At this date, the Commission has not determined the estimated number of meetings.
Why advice can't be obtained elsewhere?*The Commission, pursuant to Section 1702 of the Carl Levin and Howard P. “Buck” McKeon National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2015 (“the FY 2015 NDAA”) (Public Law 113-291), is required.
Why close or partially close meetings?The Commission is terminated. When in operation, Commission meetings were not closed to the public unless the Department of Defense determines that items on the planned agenda meet the closed meeting provisions of 5 U.S.C. § 552b(c). Pursuant to DoD policy closed meetings can only be authorized by the DoD Sponsor (i.e., the Deputy Chief Management Officer), and only after consultation with the Office of the Department of Defense General Counsel.
Recommendation RemarksPursuant to statute, the Commission filed its report and has terminated; the DoD is facilitating the transfer of the Commission's official records to the National Archives and Records Administration. Due to the nature of the Commission's work and compressed timeline, the Commission, with the approval of the DoD, maintained a larger than normal support staff for the duration of the Commission.


Outcome Improvement To Health Or Safety*NoAction Reorganize Priorities*No
Outcome Trust In GovernmentNoAction Reallocate ResourcesNo
Outcome Major Policy ChangesYesAction Issued New RegulationsNo
Outcome Advance In Scientific ResearchNoAction Proposed LegislationNo
Outcome Effective Grant MakingNoAction Approved Grants Or Other PaymentsNo
Outcome Improved Service DeliveryNoAction OtherNo
Outcome Increased Customer SatisfactionNoAction CommentNot Applicable at this time
Outcome Implement Laws/Reg RequirementsYesGrants Review*No
Outcome OtherNoNumber Of Grants Reviewed0
Outcome CommentNot ApplicableNumber Of Grants Recommended0
Cost Savings*NoneDollar Value Of Grants Recommended$0.00
Cost Savings CommentNot ApplicableGrants Review CommentNot Applicable
Number Of Recommendations*63Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer*No
Number Of Recommendations CommentThe commission's recommendations will be submitted to the President and Congress in February 2016.Access Agency WebsiteNo
% of Recs Fully Implemented*0.00%Access Committee WebsiteNo
% of Recs Fully Implemented CommentNot Applicable at this timeAccess GSA FACA WebsiteNo
% of Recs Partially Implemented*0.00%Access PublicationsNo
% of Recs Partially Implemented CommentNot Applicable at this timeAccess OtherNo
Agency Feedback*NoAccess CommentNot Applicable
Agency Feedback Comment*Not ApplicableNarrative Description*The Commission shall undertake a comprehensive study of the structure of the Army, and policy assumptions related to the size and force mixture of the Army, in order (a) to make an assessment of the size and force structure of the active component of the Army and the reserve components of the Army; and (b) to make recommendations on the modifications, if any, of the structure of the Army related to current and anticipated mission requirements for the Army at acceptable levels of national risk and in a manner consistent with available resources and anticipated future resources. The Commission shall also conduct a study of a transfer of Army National Guard AH-64 Apache aircraft from the Army National Guard to the regular Army.
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Payments to Non-Federal Members*$60,194.00Est Payments to Non-Fed Members Next FY*$0.00
Payments to Federal Members*$0.00Est. Payments to Fed Members Next FY*$0.00
Payments to Federal Staff*$955,776.00Estimated Payments to Federal Staff*$0.00
Payments to Consultants*$230,000.00Est. Payments to Consultants Next FY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Non-Federal Members*$51,739.00Est Travel Reimb Non-Fed Members nextFY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Federal Members*$0.00Est Travel Reimb For Fed Members*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Federal Staff*$34,492.00Est. Travel Reimb to Fed Staff Next FY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Consultants*$0.00Est Travel Reimb to Consultants Next FY*$0.00
Other Costs$220,074.00Est. Other Costs Next FY*$0.00
Total Costs$1,552,275.00Est. Total Next FY*$0.00
Date Cost Last Modified Est. Fed Staff Support Next FY*0.00
Federal Staff Support (FTE)*23.60Est Cost Remarks
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ActionCommittee System IDSubcommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-030486Aviation Subcommittee2016
 COM-030183Drafting Subcommittee2016
 COM-030418Force Generation Subcommittee2016
 COM-029701Institutional Subcommittee2016
 COM-031527Operational Subcommittee2016


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Data from Previous Years

ActionCommittee System IDCommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-003481National Commission on the Future of the Army2015