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DOD - 23081 - Independent Review Panel to Study the Relationships between Military Department General Counsels and Judge Advocates General - Statutory (Congress Created)


Committee NameIndependent Review Panel to Study the Relationships between Military Department General Counsels and Judge Advocates GeneralAgency NameDepartment of Defense
Fiscal Year2005Committee Number23081
Original Establishment Date10/28/2004Committee StatusTerminated
Actual Termination Date9/30/2005Committee URL
New Committee This FYYesPresidential Appointments*No
Terminated This FYYesMax Number of Members*Seven
Current Charter Date12/22/2004Designated Fed Officer Position Title*DFO
Date Of Renewal Charter12/22/2006Designated Federal Officer Prefix
Projected Termination Date9/30/2005Designated Federal Officer First Name*Jim
Exempt From Renewal*NoDesignated Federal Officer Middle Name
Specific Termination AuthoritySection 574 of the FY 05 Natl Defense Auth. ActDesignated Federal Officer Last Name*Schwenk
Establishment Authority*Statutory (Congress Created)Designated Federal Officer Suffix
Specific Establishment Authority*Section 574 of the FY05 Natl Defense Auth ActDesignated Federal Officer Phone*(703) 697-9343
Effective Date Of Authority*10/28/2004Designated Federal Officer Fax*703-693-7616
Exempt From EO 13875 Discretionary Cmte Designated Federal Officer Email*
Committee Type*Ad hoc
Committee Function*Other Committee


Agency Recommendation*Terminate
Legislation to Terminate RequiredNo
Legislation StatusEnacted
How does cmte accomplish its purpose?*Pursuant to Section 574 of the Ronald W. Reagan National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2005, the Panel will conduct a study and review of the relationships between the legal elements of each of the Military Departments and prepare a report setting forth the Panel’s recommendations as to statutory, regulatory and policy changes that the Panel considers to be desirable to improve the effectiveness of those relationships and to enhance the legal support provided to the leadership of each Military Department and each of the Armed Forces in the Department of Defense. References in the Charter to the General Counsels and the Judge Advocates General of the Military Departments include, with regard to the Marine Corps, the Counsel to the Commandant of the Marine Corps and the Staff Judge Advocate to the Commandant of the Marine Corps. The panel will: (1) Review the history of relationships between the uniformed and civilian legal elements of each of the DoD Armed Forces (including the Reserve Components); (2) Analyze the division of duties and responsibilities between those elements in each of the DoD Armed Forces;(3) Review the situation with respect to civilian attorneys in the Military Departments outside the offices of the Military Department General Counsels and their relationships to the Judge Advocates General and the Military Department General Counsels; (4) Consider whether the ability of judge advocates to give independent, professional legal advice to their service staffs and to commanders at all levels in the field is adequately provided for by policy and law;(5) Consider whether the Judge Advocates General and General Counsels of the Military Departments possess the necessary authority to exercise professional supervision over judge advocates, civilian attorneys, and other legal personnel practicing under their cognizance in the performance of their duties; (6) Address other related issues considered appropriate; and(7) By April 1, 2005, submit a report that sets forth the findings and conclusions of the panel as a result of the study and review, together with any recommendations for legislative or administrative action that the panel considers appropriate.
How is membership balanced?*Section 574 prescribes a panel comprised of seven members, within prescribed parameters, selected from experts who are private citizens and directs panel review and analysis of several specified matters. The Panel was so composed and offered a balanced view of the issues it reviewed.
How frequent & relevant are cmte mtgs?*The committee held 6 meetings over a 4 month period to gather the information needed to complete its report and to deliberate on the substance of its report.
Why advice can't be obtained elsewhere?*This committee was established as required by Section 574 of the Ronald W. Reagon National Defense Authorization Act for FY 2005. CMO is required to provide this information.
Why close or partially close meetings?N/A
Recommendation RemarksThis Ad Hoc Committee has submitted its Final Report as required by the enabling legislation and has therefore concluded its business.

Committee costs are based upon Government estimates and not the actual expenditures.


Outcome Improvement To Health Or Safety*NoAction Reorganize Priorities*No
Outcome Trust In GovernmentYesAction Reallocate ResourcesNo
Outcome Major Policy ChangesNoAction Issued New RegulationsNo
Outcome Advance In Scientific ResearchNoAction Proposed LegislationNo
Outcome Effective Grant MakingNoAction Approved Grants Or Other PaymentsNo
Outcome Improved Service DeliveryYesAction OtherNo
Outcome Increased Customer SatisfactionYesAction CommentThe Department of Defense is considering the recommendations of the committee.
Outcome Implement Laws/Reg RequirementsYesGrants Review*No
Outcome OtherNoNumber Of Grants Reviewed0
Outcome CommentNANumber Of Grants Recommended0
Cost Savings*NoneDollar Value Of Grants Recommended$0.00
Cost Savings CommentNAGrants Review CommentNA
Number Of Recommendations*5Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer*Yes
Number Of Recommendations CommentNAAccess Agency WebsiteNo
% of Recs Fully Implemented*0.00%Access Committee WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented CommentThe Panel's recommendations are under consideration by the Department of Defense.Access GSA FACA WebsiteNo
% of Recs Partially Implemented*0.00%Access PublicationsNo
% of Recs Partially Implemented CommentThe Panel's recommendations are under consideration by the Department of Defense.Access OtherNo
Agency Feedback*YesAccess CommentNA
Agency Feedback Comment*The Department of Defense will notify each member of the committee of the action taken regarding each committee recommendation.Narrative Description*The Committee provides recommendations on enhancing the performance of the legal elements of the Military Departments.
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Payments to Non-Federal Members*$0.00Est 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*$200,000.00Estimated Payments to Federal Staff*$0.00
Payments to Consultants*$0.00Est. Payments to Consultants Next FY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Non-Federal Members*$16,655.00Est 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*$0.00Est. 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$2,141,740.00Est. Other Costs Next FY*$0.00
Total Costs$2,358,395.00Est. Total Next FY*$0.00
Date Cost Last Modified Est. Fed Staff Support Next FY*0.00
Federal Staff Support (FTE)*0.00Est Cost Remarks
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