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Appendix E
GOLDWATER-NICHOLS ACT IMPLEMENTATION REPORT

GOLDWATER-NICHOLS ACT IMPLEMENTATION REPORT


This appendix contains the Departmentís Joint Officer Management Annual Report for FY 1998. Except for the progress/compliance with Section 619a, Title 10, United States Code, Tables E-2, E-5, reasons in Tables E-9 and E-11, and promotion objectives, the Joint Duty Assignment Management Information System was used to produce this report.

PROGRESS/COMPLIANCE WITH SECTION 619a, TITLE 10, U.S. CODE

Section 931 of the FY 1994 National Defense Authorization Act required each Service to develop and implement personnel plans to permit the orderly promotion of officers to brigadier general or rear admiral (lower half). As addressed by the certification report submitted to Congress in June 1995, these plans have been implemented by the Department, and the Services continue to show progress in reducing the number of waivers required to promote officers to general or rear admiral (lower half). The Joint Chiefs of Staff and Secretary of Defense staffs are reviewing additional measures that will enhance compliance with Title 10 requirements.

Highlighting the Departmentís FY 1998 performance in joint officer management is an increase in Joint Specialty Officers (JSOs) designations, more Critical Occupational Specialists (COS) JSOs serving in second joint assignments, awarding of joint credit for temporary Joint Task Force assignments for the first time, and an increase in throughput at Armed Forces Staff College. Also, the Joint Duty Assignment List (JDAL) Validation Board completed its initial review of the defense agencies and field activities in 1998.

The following brigadier general/rear admiral (lower half) promotion boards were approved during FY 1998 (does not include professionals):

CATEGORY

USA

USAF

USMC

USN

Number of officers selected for O-7

40

43

12

32

Number (percent) of officers joint qualified

26(65%)

36(84%)

7(58%)

24(75%)

Number of joint equivalency waivers used (percent)

0(0%)

0(0%)

0(0%)

0(0%)

 

Given the Departmentís experience and lessons learned since the implementation of Goldwater-Nichols in 1986, the Department is sponsoring a working group that is reviewing both the law and policy governing joint officer management. The working group is expected to recommend improvements to the Departmentís overall performance and personnel management processes and amendments to those portions of law and policy that do not appear to be working as intended.

The Department is committed to ensuring that the completion of a joint duty assignment (JDA) remains an essential element of an officerís development to perform duties at the general/flag officer level. DoD will continue to devote attention to guarantee long-term compliance with the personnel policy objectives of the Goldwater-Nichols DoD Reorganization Act of 1986.

SUMMARY OF JOINT SPECIALTY OFFICER (JSO) AND JOINT SPECIALTY OFFICER NOMINEE DESIGNATIONS FOR FY 1998

Table E-1

Category

USA

USAF

USMC

USN

TOTAL

Number of officers designated as JSOs

192

497

71

238

998

Number of officers designated as JSO nominees

730

783

204

764

2481

Number of JSO nominees designated under COS provisions

364

387

123

432

1306

 

CRITICAL OCCUPATIONAL SPECIALTIES (COS)

Table E-2

USA

USAF

USMC

USN

Infantry

Pilot

Infantry

Surface

Armor

Navigator

Tanks/AAV

Submariner

Artillery

Command/Control Operations

Artillery

Aviation

Air Defense Artillery

Space/Missile Operations

Air Control/Air Support/ Antiair Warfare

SEALS

Aviation

 

Aviation

Special Operations

Special Operations

 

Engineers

 

Combat Engineers

     

 

SUMMARY OF OFFICERS ON ACTIVE DUTY WITH A CRITICAL OCCUPATIONAL SPECIALTY (AS OF SEPTEMBER 30, 1998)

Table E-3

CATEGORY

USA

USAF

USMC

USN

TOTAL

COS officers who have completed Joint Professional Military Education (JPME)

1551

1987

507

1367

5412

COS officers designated as JSOs

949

1160

402

779

3290

COS officers designated as JSO nominees

2305

2853

538

2182

7878

COS officers designated as JSO nominees who have not completed JPME

1592

1959

372

1644

5567

COS JSO nominees currently serving in a JDA

1104

1231

259

961

3555

COS JSO nominees who Completed a JDA and are currently attending JPME

4

16

1

9

30

 

SUMMARY OF JSOs WITH CRITICAL OCCUPATIONAL SPECIALTIES WHO ARE SERVING OR HAVE SERVED IN A SECOND JOINT ASSIGNMENT (AS OF SEPTEMBER 30, 1998)

Table E-4

 

USA

USAF

USMC

USN

TOTAL

Field Grade

Have served*

219(83)

236(88)

25(13)

68(28)

548(212)

Are Serving*

128(63)

157(70)

23(8)

65(39)

373(180)

General/Flag

Have served*

17(8)

33(9)

11(7)

12(6)

73(30)

Are serving*

14(7)

28(12)

5(4)

8(4)

55(27)

*Number in parenthesis indicates number of second joint assignments, which were to a critical joint position.

 

ANALYSIS OF THE ASSIGNMENT WHERE OFFICERS WERE REASSIGNED (IN FY 1998) ON THEIR FIRST ASSIGNMENT FOLLOWING DESIGNATION AS A JOINT SPECIALTY OFFICER

Table E-5

Assignment Category

USA

USAF

USMC

USN

TOTAL

Command

28

130

7

16

181

Service HQ

14

29

6

8

57

Joint Staff critical

0

2

0

0

2

Joint Staff other

2

2

1

0

5

Other JDA critical

14

15

0

3

32

Other JDA

21

35

2

6

64

Professional Military Education (PME)

56

33

3

5

97

Retirement/separation

2

0

0

0

2

Other Operations

44

58

8

29

139

Other Staff

23

79

10

7

119

Other Shore (Navy)

-

-

-

31

31

*For the Marine Corps: Other Operations = Fleet Marine Force; Other Staff = Non-Fleet Marine Corps

 

AVERAGE LENGTH OF TOURS OF DUTY IN JOINT DUTY ASSIGNMENTS (FY 1998) (IN MONTHS)

Table E-6

GENERAL/FLAG OFFICERS

 

JOINT STAFF

OTHER JOINT

JOINT TOTAL

USA

21.7

24.2

23.9

USAF

21.4

28.2

27.1

USMC

17.8

24.0

20.9

USN

23.8

26.1

25.6

DoD

21.3

26.0

25.1

FIELD GRADE OFFICERS

 

JOINT STAFF

OTHER JOINT

JOINT TOTAL

USA

32.8

37.5

37.1

USAF

35.1

36.9

36.8

USMC

38.9

37.7

37.8

USN

36.2

40.0

39.7

DoD

34.8

37.9

37.6

 

SUMMARY OF TOUR LENGTH EXCLUSIONS FOR FY 1998

Table E-7

CATEGORY

USA

USAF

USMC

USN

TOTAL

Retirement

131

110

6

49

296

Separation

0

2

0

45

47

Suspension from duty

12

3

1

5

21

Compassionate/Medical

8

3

0

2

13

Other joint after promotion

6

6

1

3

16

Reorganization

0

1

0

3

4

Joint overseas-short tours

209

122

8

47

386

Second Tour

23

34

0

19

76

Joint accumulation

22

10

0

2

34

COS reassignment

121

157

9

199

486

TOTAL

532

448

25

374

1379

 

JOINT DUTY POSITION DISTRIBUTION BY SERVICE (AS OF SEPTEMBER 30, 1998)

Table E-8

 

JOINT STAFF

OTHER JOINT DUTY

TOTAL JOINT DUTY

TOTAL DOD JDAs %

TOTAL DOD Officers %*

USA

266

2994

3260

34.8%

31.0%

USAF

269

3278

3547

37.9%

36.5%

USMC

64

489

553

5.9%

6.9%

USN

216

1795

2011

21.4%

25.6%

DoD

815

8556

9371

100.0%

100.0%

* Total Commissioned Officers: 0-3 through 0-10 less professional categories.

 

CRITICAL POSITIONS SUMMARY (AS OF SEPTEMBER 30, 1998)

Table E-9

CATEGORY

USA

USAF

USMC

USN

TOTAL

Total critical positions

353

341

57

177

928

Number of vacant positions

68

75

11

33

187

Of those filled, number (and %) filled by JSOs

227(80%)

216(81%)

18(38%)

98(68%)

559(75%)

Number of critical positions filled by non-JSOs

58

50

29

46

183

Percent critical positions filled by JSOs or non-JSOs

81%

78%

82%

81%

80%

 

Reasons for filling critical positions with officers who are not JSOs are listed below:
Position filled by non-JSO incumbent prior to being a joint position
0
Position being converted to a noncritical position or being deleted
6
Joint specialist officer not yet available
61
Best qualified officer not joint specialist
115
Position filled by non-JSO incumbent prior to being a critical position
1
Other
0
TOTAL
183

 

The following organizations have joint duty critical positions, which are filled by officers who do not possess the joint specialty:
Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD)
9
Joint Staff
32
United States Atlantic Command (USACOM)
5
United States Central Command (USCENTCOM)
12
United States European Command (USEUCOM)
11
United States Pacific Command (USPACOM)
5
United States Southern Command (USSOUTHCOM)
5
United States Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM)
4
United States Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM)
4
United States Space Command (USSPACECOM)
1
United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM)
7
North American Air Defense Command (NORAD)
8
North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)
3
Allied Command Europe (ACE)
16
Allied Command Atlantic (ACA)
1
National Security Agency (NSA)
1
United Nations
2
Defense Attaches
8
Defense Logistics Agency (DLA)
10
Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA)
4
Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA)
2
National Defense University (NDU)
2
Inter-American Defense Board (IADB)
1
Joint Warfare Analysis Center
2
Joint Analysis Center
2
Joint Warfighting Center
1
National Imagery and Mapping Agency (NIMA)
1
General/Flag, Other Joint
24
TOTAL
183

 

COMPARISON OF WAIVER USAGE (FY 1998)

Table E-10

CATEGORY

USA

USAF

USMC

USN

TOTAL

Field Grade Section

JSO Designations

186

497

68

235

986

JSO Sequence Waivers

7

10

0

7

24

JSO Two-tour Waivers

9

8

1

1

19

JSOs Graduating from JPME

8

14

2

8

32

JDA Assignment Waivers Granted

2

1

0

1

4

Field Grade Officers who departed JDAs

1107

1041

128

749

3025

Field Grade JDA tour length waivers

65

104

4

23

196

General/Flag Officer Section

JSO Designations

6

0

3

3

12

General/Flag Officers who departed JDAs

34

38

8

29

109

General/Flag Officer JDA tour length waivers

24

21

2

12

59

Attended CAPSTONE

48

46

11

28

133

CAPSTONE Waivers

0

0

0

1

1

*Selected for Promotion to 0-7

40

43

12

32

127

Good of the Service Waivers

9

1

4

4

18

*Other Waivers

14

14

3

16

47

*Does not include professional categories.

 

JOINT PROFESSIONAL MILITARY EDUCATION PHASE II SUMMARY (FY 1998)

Table E-11

CATEGORY

USA

USAF

USMC

USN

TOTAL

Students graduating from Armed Forces Staff College in FY 1997

291

339

49

205

884

Students who had not completed Resident PME (percent of total)

73(25%)

169(50%)

0(0%)

28(14%)

270(31%)

Students who had completed non-resident PME (percent of total)

71(24%)

169(50%)

0(0%)

28(14%)

268(30%)

Students who had not completed resident or nonresident PME (percent of total)

2(1%)

0(0%)

0(0%)

0(0%)

2(0%)

 

Reasons for Students not Completing Resident Professional Military Education (PME) Prior to Attending Phase II:
Officer completed Phase I by correspondence/seminar
259
Officer completed Phase I equivalent program
9
Officer scheduled to attend a resident PME immediately following Phase II
2
Officer career path did not allow attendance at a resident PME program
0
Other

0

 

TEMPORARY JOINT TASK FORCE CREDIT (FY 1998)

Table E-12

CATEGORY

USA

USAF

USMC

USN

TOTAL

Full joint tour credit

0

0

0

0

0

Cumulative service

4

0

0

0

4

 

Summary of operations for which Joint Task Force credit was awarded:
Bosnia (operations in support of Dayton accord)
3

Haiti (United Nations Mission)

1

 

FY 1998 JOINT OFFICER PROMOTION RATES

Table E-13

GRADE

CATEGORY

ARE SERVING IN

HAVE SERVED IN

TOTAL IN ZONE

REMARKS

IN ZONE %

BELOW ZONE %

ABOVE ZONE %

IN ZONE %

BELOW ZONE %

ABOVE ZONE %

CON

SEL

%

 

AIR FORCE PROMOTION RATES (LINE)

O-8

Joint Staff

33

N/A

N/A

0

N/A

N/A

5

1

20

 
 

JSO

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

58

20

35

 
 

Service Hqs

39

N/A

N/A

20

N/A

N/A

23

8

35

 
 

Other Joint

50

N/A

N/A

50

N/A

N/A

6

3

50

 
 

Board Avg

-

N/A

N/A

0

N/A

N/A

81

28

35

 

O-7

Joint Staff

5

N/A

N/A

4

N/A

N/A

46

2

4

 
 

JSO

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

594

27

5

 
 

Service Hqs

5

N/A

N/A

3

N/A

N/A

145

6

4

 
 

Other Joint

2

N/A

N/A

1

N/A

N/A

267

5

2

 
 

Board Avg

-

N/A

N/A

-

N/A

N/A

1813

43

2

 

O-6

Joint Staff

73

11

0

80

16

0

55

42

76

 
 

JSO

58

7

0

58

6

0

140

77

55

 
 

Service Hqs

67

5

0

62

7

0

164

105

64

 
 

Other Joint

58

4

0

30

1

6

232

103

44

 
 

Board Avg

42

3

1

42

3

1

921

384

42

 

O-5

Joint Staff

90

11

50

100

0

0

22

20

91

 
 

JSO

100

0

0

100

0

0

6

6

100

 
 

Service Hqs

80

6

15

82

3

0

177

143

81

 
 

Other Joint

75

5

3

61

2

3

401

283

71

 
 

Board Avg

63

2

3

63

2

3

1774

1110

63

 

O-4

Joint Staff

N/A

100

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

0

0

N/A

 
 

JSO

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

0

0

N/A

 
 

Service Hqs

96

3

67

78

0

0

31

28

90

Note 1

 

Other Joint

95

4

0

63

0

0

45

40

89

 
 

Board Avg

83

2

12

83

2

12

2497

2062

83

 

ARMY PROMOTION RATES (COMPETITIVE CATEGORY)

O-8

Joint Staff

100

N/A

N/A

100

N/A

N/A

6

6

100

 
 

JSO

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

40

18

45

 
 

Service Hqs

67

N/A

N/A

82

N/A

N/A

20

15

75

 
 

Other Joint

0

N/A

N/A

75

N/A

N/A

10

6

60

 
 

Board Avg

-

N/A

N/A

-

N/A

N/A

72

34

47

 

O-7

Joint Staff

15

N/A

N/A

0

N/A

N/A

69

6

9

 
 

JSO

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

799

18

2

 
 

Service Hqs

2

N/A

N/A

0

N/A

N/A

201

4

2

 
 

Other Joint

2

N/A

N/A

2

N/A

N/A

327

6

2

 
 

Board Avg

-

N/A

N/A

-

N/A

N/A

1774

40

2

 

 

FY 1998 JOINT OFFICER PROMOTION RATES

Table E-13

GRADE

CATEGORY

ARE SERVING IN

HAVE SERVED IN

TOTAL IN ZONE

REMARKS

IN ZONE %

BELOW ZONE %

ABOVE ZONE %

IN ZONE %

BELOW ZONE %

ABOVE ZONE %

CON

SEL

%

 

ARMY PROMOTION RATES (Continued)

O-6

Joint Staff

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Note 3

 

JSO

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

 
 

Service Hqs

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

 
 

Other Joint

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

 
 

Board Avg

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

 

O-5

Joint Staff

85

17

50

100

0

0

14

12

87

 
 

JSO

100

0

50

87

0

0

15

13

87

 
 

Service Hqs

75

3

14

72

8

0

111

81

73

 
 

Other Joint

82

4

16

64

0

8

304

233

77

 
 

Board Avg

68

4

6

68

4

6

1393

945

68

 

O-4

Joint Staff

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

0

0

N/A

 
 

JSO

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

0

0

N/A

 
 

Service Hqs

91

40

0

100

0

0

13

12

92

Note 1

 

Other Joint

86

0

0

0

0

0

7

6

86

 
 

Board Avg

77

7

7

77

7

7

1975

1522

77

 

MARINE CORPS PROMOTION RATES (UNRESTRICTED)

O-8

Joint Staff

50

N/A

N/A

38

N/A

N/A

10

4

40

 
 

JSO

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

18

5

28

 
 

Service Hqs

27

N/A

N/A

46

N/A

N/A

24

9

38

 
 

Other Joint

50

N/A

N/A

33

N/A

N/A

5

2

40

 
 

Board Avg

-

N/A

N/A

-

N/A

N/A

22

11

41

 

O-7

Joint Staff

0

N/A

N/A

0

N/A

N/A

28

0

0

 
 

JSO

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

211

5

2

 
 

Service Hqs

2

N/A

N/A

0

N/A

N/A

105

1

1

 
 

Other Joint

5

N/A

N/A

3

N/A

N/A

71

3

4

 
 

Board Avg

-

N/A

N/A

-

N/A

N/A

502

12

2

 

O-6

Joint Staff

70

0

0

50

0

0

26

17

65

 
 

JSO

50

0

0

50

0

0

44

21

48

 
 

Service Hqs

39

0

0

40

0

0

43

17

40

 
 

Other Joint

63

0

4

55

0

0

38

23

61

 
 

Board Avg

43

0

1

43

0

1

216

93

43

 

O-5

Joint Staff

100

0

0

0

0

0

1

1

100

 
 

JSO

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

0

0

N/A

 
 

Service Hqs

81

0

5

72

0

10

55

41

75

 
 

Other Joint

70

0

14

78

0

0

65

47

72

 
 

Board Avg

67

0

4

67

0

4

364

243

67

 

 

FY 1998 JOINT OFFICER PROMOTION RATES

Table E-13

GRADE

CATEGORY

ARE SERVING IN

HAVE SERVED IN

TOTAL IN ZONE

REMARKS

IN ZONE %

BELOW ZONE %

ABOVE ZONE %

IN ZONE %

BELOW ZONE %

ABOVE ZONE %

CON

SEL

%

 

MARINE CORPS PROMOTION RATES (Continued)

O-4

Joint Staff

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

0

0

N/A

 
 

JSO

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

0

0

N/A

 
 

Service Hqs

64

0

0

90

0

50

21

16

76

Note 1

 

Other Joint

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

 
 

Board Avg

81

0

25

81

0

25

643

520

81

 

NAVY PROMOTION RATES (NOTE 2)

O-8

Joint Staff

0

N/A

N/A

20

N/A

N/A

3

2

67

 
 

JSO

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

22

13

59

 
 

Service Hqs

10

N/A

N/A

33

N/A

N/A

11

7

64

 
 

Other Joint

50

N/A

N/A

10

N/A

N/A

6

4

67

 
 

Board Avg

59

N/A

N/A

59

N/A

N/A

45

21

47

 

O-7

Joint Staff

4

N/A

N/A

6

N/A

N/A

42

7

17

 
 

JSO

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

461

17

4

 
 

Service Hqs

2

N/A

N/A

0

N/A

N/A

325

11

3

 
 

Other Joint

0

N/A

N/A

0

N/A

N/A

153

3

2

 
 

Board Avg

4

N/A

N/A

4

N/A

N/A

1356

39

3

 

O-6

Joint Staff

82

5

33

60

4

N/A

36

24

67

 
 

JSO

46

12

0

52

4

0

109

53

49

 
 

Service Hqs

51

3

0

50

7

11

96

48

50

 
 

Other Joint

43

2

0

28

0

0

146

49

34

 
 

Board Avg

44

2

2

44

2

2

646

282

44

 

O-5

Joint Staff

70

0

0

100

0

0

14

11

79

 
 

JSO

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

0

0

N/A

 
 

Service Hqs

89

3

0

83

0

11

53

46

87

 
 

Other Joint

63

1

5

71

0

0

176

119

68

 
 

Board Avg

66

1

2

66

1

2

1210

801

66

 

O-4

Joint Staff

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

0

0

N/A

 
 

JSO

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

0

0

N/A

 
 

Service Hqs

71

0

50

75

0

0

22

16

73

Note 1

 

Other Joint

64

0

0

67

0

0

20

13

65

 
 

Board Avg

65

1

12

65

1

1

1870

1205

64

 

Note 1: No officers met this board who were JSOs or were serving in, or had served, on the Joint Staff.

Note 2: The Navy conducted 45 separate promotion boards in competitive categories this fiscal year. For consistency purposes, they have been combined into one report.

Note 3: The Army did not have a reportable O-6 board for this period.

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