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Rockville 24 October 2019 23:32

GAO: Actions Needed to Improve Explosive Ordnance Disposal Forces
 
Warfighter Support: Actions Needed to Improve Explosive Ordnance Disposal Forces Planning

https://www.gao.gov/products/GAO-19-698

GAO-19-698: Published: Sep 30, 2019 Publicly Released: Sep 30, 2019
The military services' processes for determining the necessary number of explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) personnel are based on combat-related missions. However, these processes do not fully consider some defense support of civil authority (DSCA) missions that EOD forces conduct. Demand for EOD forces for DSCA missions can be manpower-intensive and frequent. For example, EOD forces' workload fo

Those are good recommendations

GAO is making four recommendations including that DOD (1) update the appropriate service guidance to ensure that all EOD missions, including DSCA missions, are considered in determining the required number of EOD forces, and (2) incorporate into appropriate guidance a requirement for the military services to notify the Joint Staff and combatant commands when VIP support missions negatively affect the military preparedness of EOD units. DOD did not provide comments on the draft of this report.

jw 28 October 2019 22:02

Interesting and true. It's always been a balancing act, meeting the requirements.


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