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Dougherty, Gen. Russell E., U.S. Air Force (retired), former Commander in
Chief, Strategic Air Command:
Page Finley, Harry R., Associate Director, National Security and International Affairs Division, General Accounting Office.
609 Gabriel, Gen. Charles A., Chief of Staff, U.S. Air Force: Statement.........
119 Prepared statement
123 Galvin, Gen. John R., Commander in Chief, U.S. Southern Command: Statement.......
858 Prepared statement
858 Goodpaster, Gen. Andrew J., U.S. Army (retired), former Commander in Chief, U.S. European Command: Statement...
297 Prepared statement
302 Gorman, Gen. Paul F., U.S. Army (retired), member, President's Blue Ribbon
Commission on Defense Management; and former Commander in Chief,
403 Prepared statement
406 Hansen, Vice Adm. Thor, U.S. Navy (retired), former Director, Joint Staff.. 167 Herres, Gen. Robert T., U.S. Air Force, Commander in Chief, U.S. Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Space Command: Statement........
801 Prepared statement
812 Holloway, Adm. James L., U.S. Navy (retired), member, President's Blue
Ribbon Commission on Defense Management; and former Chief of Naval
457 Jones, Gen. David C., U.S. Air Force (retired), former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; and former Chief of Staff of the Air Force......
533 Kelley, Gen. P.X., Commandant, U.S. Marine Corps.
129 Kester, John G., former Special Assistant to the former Secretary of Defense: Statement......
731 Prepared statement
738 Komer, Hon. Robert, former Under Secretary of Defense for Policy.
195 Korb, Hon. Lawrence J., Vice President, Corporate Operations, Raytheon Co.;
and former Assistant Secretary of Defense for Manpower, Reserve Affairs
267 Prepared statement. Latham, Hon. Donald C., Assistant Secretary of Defense for Command, Control, Communications and Intelligence: Statement......
177 Prepared statement
178 Lehman, Hon. John, Secretary of the Navy: Statement........
40 Prepared statement
47 Luttwak, Edward N., author, "The Pentagon and the Art of War".
203 Mahaffey, Gen. Fred K., U.S. Army, Commander in Chief, U.S. Readiness Command..
790 Marsh, Hon. John O., Jr., Secretary of the Army: Statement....
32 Prepared statement
36 McLucas, Hon. John, former Secretary of the Air Force.
415 Meyer, Gen. E.C., U.S. Army (retired), former Chief of Staff, U.S. Army
307 Moorer, Adm. Thomas H., U.S. Navy (retired), former Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff: Statement.....
363 Prepared statement
369 Nichols, Hon. Bill, a Representative from Alabama, Chairman, Investigations Subcommittee.....
1, 95, 157, 195, 237, 283, 316, 363, 453, 533, 544, 597, 767, 780, 801, 833 Letter from Chairman Bill Nichols to Secretary of Defense Caspar Wein
berger announcing hearings on Department of Defense Reorganization.. 92 Defense Logistics Agency Overview....
866 Odeen, Philip A., chairman, Georgetown University Center for Strategic and International Studies, Defense Organization Project: Statement........
180 776 711 711
Odeen, Philip A., chairman, Georgetown University Center for Strategic and
serve Affairs and Logistics; and Vice President of the Institute for Defense
tions Agency, Department of Defense ....
CINCEUR’s View of Actions Required for ODS/JCS Reorganization
Agency: Prepared statement.
Ribbon Commission on Defense Management; and former Special Assistant
Forces, Europe, and former Commander Allied Air Forces, Europe ...
the Armed Forces to carry out assigned missions by providing greater
mands to carry out their assigned responsibilities, and for other purposes..... H.R. 4235, to amend title 10, United States Code, to establish military officer
personnel policies that promote and encourage improved performance of joint functions... H.R. 4236, to revise, reform, and standardize the organization of the executive
part of the military departments, and for other purposes.....
H.R. 4237, to amend title 10, United States Code, to improve oversight of the
defense agencies, particularly those agencies that support operating forces, and to require a report to Congress analyzing the functions and organiza
tional structure of the defense agencies
ment of Defense...
of the Committee on Armed Services), to amend title 10, United States
Code, to reorganize the Department of Defense...
REORGANIZATION OF THE DEPARTMENT OF
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,
SUBCOMMITTEE ON INVESTIGATIONS,
Washington, DC, Wednesday, February 19, 1986. The subcommittee met, pursuant to notice, at 9:35 a.m., in room 2337, Rayburn House Office Building, Hon. Bill Nichols (chairman of the subcommittee) presiding.
OPENING STATEMENT OF HON. BILL NICHOLS, A REPRESENTA
TIVE FROM ALABAMA, CHAIRMAN, INVESTIGATIONS SUBCOMMITTEE
Mr. NICHOLS. Over the last 40 years there has been a no more consistently troubling question than the organization of our national defense establishment.
The National Security Act of 1947, as well as its amendments in 1949 and 1958, provided us with a framework that has endured over that period. But that framework has been the target of continuous criticism, suggesting that we could and should do better.
Over the years at least a dozen Presidential commissions or special panels, as well as an untold number of academic studies, have left an impressive documentary record of the need to improve. In this decade the changing international security environment, particularly characterized by the demonstration of a new order of Soviet military capabilities, gave additional urgency to this question.
In 1982 two of this country's most distinguished military leaders, Gen. David C. Jones, Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Gen. Edward C. Meyer, Chief of Staff, U.S. Army, took the lead in urging that the JCS system be strengthened by a number of comprehensive reforms. We in the Congress took particular note of their recommendations. I'm especially proud of the record of this House in holding comprehensive hearings on JCS reform and in moving aggressively to recommend legislation.
Last November, the House passed a JCS reform measure, H.R. 3622, by vote of 383 to 27. We sent it to the Senate. Two of our distinguished colleagues in the other body, Senator Barry Goldwater, and Senator Sam Nunn of Georgia have not only moved to examine the issue of JCS reform, but have broadened their investigations to embrace the larger question of Department of Defense organization.