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Appendix E
GOLDWATER–NICHOLS ACT IMPLEMENTATION REPORT

GOLDWATER–NICHOLS ACT IMPLEMENTATION REPORT

This appendix contains the Department’s Joint Officer Management Annual Report for FY 1999. 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.

The table below shows the brigadier general/rear admiral (lower half) promotion boards approved during FY 1999, not including professionals.

Given the Department’s experience and lessons learned since the implementation of Goldwater–Nichols in 1986, the Department and the Joint Staff are currently completing an extensive review of both the law and policy governing joint officer management. The recommendations from this review promise to uphold the fundamental tenets of Goldwater–Nichols while streamlining the processes that will allow the Department to continue to meet the challenges of the 21st century. These recommendations will continue to emphasize the importance of ensuring that significant number of officers be educated, trained, and experienced in joint matters to enhance the joint warfighting capability of the United States through a heightened awareness of joint requirements and multi–Service perspectives. These goals will continue to serve as a benchmark in maintaining U.S. military strength and effectiveness as a world leader.

Among the highlights of the Department’s performance this past year are a continued increase of the number of Critical Occupational Specialists (COS) who have completed Joint Professional Military Education (JPME); a continued increase of COS officers designated Joint Specialty Officer (JSOs) or JSO nominees; and a continued increase of COS officers filling second tour assignments. In addition, the number of officers who are showing personal initiative by completing Phase I JPME through either the correspondence or seminar program is increasing.

The Department is committed to ensuring the completion of a joint duty remains an essential element of an officer’s ability to perform at the general/flag level. Attention will continue to be devoted to guarantee long–term compliance with the personnel policy objectives of the Goldwater–Nichols DoD Reorganization Act of 1986.

CATEGORY

USA

USAF

USMC

USN

TOTAL

Number of officers selected for O–7 40 40 15 35 130
Number of officers joint qualified 32 34 15 24 105
Percent of officers joint qualified 80% 85% 100% 69% 81%
Number of joint equivalency waivers used 0 0 0 0 0

 

SUMMARY OF JOINT SPECIALTY OFFICER (JSO) AND JSO
NOMINEE DESIGNATIONS FOR FY 1999

Table E–1

 

USA

USAF

USMC

USN

TOTAL
Number of officers designated as JSOs 362 223 70 203 858
Number of officers designated as JSO nominees 714 841 173 547 2,275
Number of JSO nominees designated under COS provisions 368 365 101 316 1,150

 

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

SEALS
Aviation  

Anti–Air Warfare

Special Operations
Special Operations  

Aviation

 
Combat Engineers  

Engineers

 

 

SUMMARY OF OFFICERS ON ACTIVE DUTY WITH A CRITICAL
OCCUPATIONAL SPECIALTY (AS OF SEPTEMBER 30, 1999)

Table E–3

 

USA

USAF

USMC

USN

TOTAL

COS officers who have completed JPME

1,539 2,074 525

1,452

5,590

COS officers designated as JSOs

977 1,168 398

888

3,431

COS officers designated as JSO nominees

2,227 2,951 573

2,332

8,083

COS officers designated as JSO nominees who have not completed JPME

1,627 1,988 422

1,764

5,801

COS JSO nominees currently serving in a Joint Duty Assignment (JDA)

1,075 1,245 244

1,017

3,581

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

6 11 0

11

28

 

SUMMARY OF JSOs WITH CRITICAL OCCUPATIONAL SPECIALTIES
WHO ARE SERVING OR HAVE SERVED IN A SECOND JOINT ASSIGNMENT (AS OF SEPTEMBER 30, 1999)

Table E–4

FIELD GRADE

USA

USAF

USMC

USN

TOTAL

Have Served* 255 (94) 282 (112) 30 (15)

88 (41)

655 (262)

Are Serving* 123 (54) 153 (62) 19 (5)

68 (21)

363 (142)

General/Flag

Have Served* 14(6) 37 (10) 11 (7)

13 (6)

75 (29)

Are Serving* 17 (7) 29 (13) 3 (3)

3 (1)

52 (24)

*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 FY99) ON THEIR FIRST ASSIGNMENT
FOLLOWING DESIGNATION AS A JSO

Table E–5

ASSIGNMENT CATEGORY

USA

USAF

USMC*

USN

TOTAL

Command 46 63 0

34

143

Service Headquarters 31 14 8

20

73

Joint Staff Critical 1 0 0

0

1

Joint Staff Other 3 7 0

0

10

Other JDA 42 15 3

10

70

Professional Military Education (PME) 42 38 11

20

111

Retirement/separation 0 19 14

0

33

Other Operations 48 24 14

21

107

Other Staff 11 45 10

20

86

Other Shore (Navy) - - -

41

41

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

 

AVERAGE LENGTH OF TOUR OF DUTY IN JOINT DUTY ASSIGNMENTS (JDA) (FY 1999) (IN MONTHS)

Table E–6

GENERAL/FLAG OFFICERS

USA

USAF

USMC

USN

TOTAL

Joint Staff

24.0 24.5 24.5

22.0

23.8

Other Joint

25.3 27.9 25.3

31.8

27.3

Joint Total

25.0 27.3 24.8

29.3

26.5

FIELD GRADE OFFICERS

USA

USAF

USMC

USN

TOTAL

Joint Staff

35.7 34.8 41.5

36.0

35.7

Other Joint

37.6 38.3 38.3

38.8

38.1

Joint Total

37.5 37.9 38.5

38.5

37.9

 

SUMMARY OF TOUR LENGTH EXCLUSIONS FOR FY 1999

Table E–7

CATEGORY

USA

USAF

USMC

USN

TOTAL

Retirement 136 118 16

73

343
Separation 0 8 0

22

30
Suspension from duty 4 4 0

8

16
Compassionate/Medical 5 9 0

2

16
Other joint after promotion 16 10 1

9

36
Reorganization 11 23 1

46

81
Joint overseas–short tours 200 140 11

41

392
Second tours 34 33 0

25

92
Joint accumulation 22 29 0

19

70
COS reassignment 110 140 30

209

489
Total 538 514 59

454

1,565

 

JOINT DUTY POSITION DISTRIBUTION BY SERVICE
(AS OF SEPTEMBER 30, 1999)

Table E–8

 

USA

USAF

USMC

USN

TOTAL

Joint Staff Positions 278 280 67

228

853

Other Joint Duty Assignment Positions 2,900 3,153 488

1,768

8,309

Total Joint Duty Assignment Positions 3,178 3,433 555

1,996

9,162

Percent of Total Number of Joint Duty Assignments 34.7% 37.5% 6.1%

21.8%

100.0%

Percent of Total Number of Officers 29.8% 36.8% 9.0%

24.3%

100.0%

*Total Commissioned Officers: O–3 through O–10 less professional categories.

 

CRITICAL POSITION SUMMARY (AS OF SEPTEMBER 30, 1999)

Table E–9

 

USA

USAF

USMC

USN

TOTAL

Total number of critical positions 347 319 56

155

877
Number of vacant critical positions 52 78 11

26

167
Number of critical positions filled by JSOs (percent) 204 187 10

68

469
Of those positions filled, percent filled by JSOs 69% 78% 22%

53%

66%
Number of critical positions filled by non–JSOs 39 54 35

61

241
Percent of critical positions filled by JSOs/Non–JSOs 86% 78% 80%

83%

81%

 

Reasons for filling critical positions with officers who are not JSOs:

Total
Position filled by non–JSO incumbent prior to being a joint position 2
Position being converted to a non–critical position or being deleted 10
Joint speciality officer not yet available 20
Best qualified officer not joint specialist 176
Position filled by non–JSO incumbent prior to being a critical position 7
Other 79

 

The following organizations have joint duty critical positions, which are filled by officers who do not possess the joint specialty:

USJFCOM 11
USCENTCOM 16
NORAD 7
OSD 7
USEUCOM 19
CJCS Activities 6
USSPACECOM 5
DoD Agencies 34
Joint Staff 31
JMA 1
USSTRATCOM 7
General/Flag Officers 27
USPACOM 20
USSOCOM 3
USSOUTHCOM 12
USTRANSCOM 4
NATO Support 1
Allied Command Europe 27
Allied Command Atlantic 2
NATO 1

TOTAL

241

 

COMPARISON OF WAIVER USAGE (FY 1999)

Table E–10

FIELD GRADE SECTION

USA

USAF

USMC

USN

TOTAL

JSO Designations

362 223 70

203

858

JSO Sequence Waivers

8 3 1

6

18

JSO Two–tour Waivers

19 2 2

9

32

JSOs Graduating from JPME

6 14 3

6

29

JDA Assignment Waivers Granted

2 2 0

1

5

Field Grade Officers who departed JDAs

1,193 1,115 183

772

3,263

Field Grade JDA tour length waivers

76 115 2

36

229

GENERAL/FLAG OFFICER SECTION

USA

USAF

USMC

USN

TOTAL

JSO Designations

0 0 0

8

8

JSO Designation Waivers

0 0 0

1

1

General/Flag Officers who departed JDAs

30 34 8

24

96

General/Flag Officer JDA tour length waivers

16 12 2

6

36

Attended CAPSTONE

47 42 12

27

128

CAPSTONE Waivers

0 0 0

7

7

Selected for Promotion to O–7*

40 40 15

35

130

Good of the Service Waivers

0 0 0

3

3

Other Waivers*

27 15 3

20

65

*Does not include professional categories.

 

JOINT PROFESSIONAL MILITARY EDUCATION
PHASE II SUMMARY (FY 1999)

Table E–11

 

USA

USAF

USMC

USN

TOTAL

Students graduating from Armed Forces Staff College in FY 1999 251 349 52

167

819
Students who had not completed Resident PME 85 227 0

43

355

(Percent of Total)

33.9% 65.0% 0.0%

25.7%

43.3%
Students who had completed non–resident PME 85 227 0

42

354

(Percent of Total)

33.9% 65.0% 0.0%

25.1%

43.2%
Students without resident or non–resident PME 0 0 0

1

1

(Percent of Total

0.0% 0.0% 0.0%

0.6%

0.1%

 

Reasons for Students not Completing Resident Professional Military Education (PME) Prior to Attending Phase II:
Officer completed Phase I by correspondence/seminar 345
Officer completed Phase I equivalent program 9
Officer scheduled to attend a resident PME immediately following Phase II 1
Officer career path did not allow attendance at a resident PME program 0
Other 0

 

TEMPORARY JOINT TASK FORCE CREDIT (FY 1999)

Table E–12

CATEGORY

USA

USAF

USMC

USN

TOTAL

Full Joint Tour Credit 0 0 0

0

0
Cumulative Credit 0 0 0

0

0

 

FY 1999 JOINT OFFICER PROMOTION RATES

ARMY JOINT OFFICER PROMOTION COMPARISONS

Table E–13
    ARE SERVING IN HAVE SERVED IN TOTAL IN ZONE



GRADE



CATEGORY

IN
ZONE
%

BELOW
ZONE
%

ABOVE
ZONE
%

IN
ZONE
%

BELOW
ZONE
%

ABOVE
ZONE
%



CON



SEL



%

O–8 Joint Staff 100 N/A

N/A

80 N/A

N/A

8

7

88

  JSO N/A N/A

N/A

N/A N/A

N/A

23

10

44

  Service Hqs 67 N/A

N/A

60 N/A

N/A

11

7

64

  Other Joint 80 N/A

N/A

40 N/A

N/A

15

8

53

  Board Avg N/A N/A

N/A

N/A N/A

N/A

62

32

52

O–7 Joint Staff 9 N/A

N/A

0 N/A

N/A

86

4

5

  JSO N/A N/A

N/A

N/A N/A

N/A

730

13

2

  Service Hqs 5 N/A

N/A

1 N/A

N/A

194

7

4

  Other Joint 5 N/A

N/A

3 N/A

N/A

272

13

5

  Board Avg N/A N/A

N/A

N/A N/A

N/A

1725

40

2

O–6 Joint Staff 63 0

8

74 5

0

45

31

69

  JSO 38 0

4

65 4

0

125

74

60

  Service Hqs 37 2

2

58 3

0

184

96

52

  Other Joint 56 0

4

19 1

3

246

91

37

  Board Avg 42 2

3

42 2

3

806

341

42

O–5 Joint Staff 92 22

0

N/A 0

N/A

12

11

92

  JSO 100 0

0

86 0

N/A

7

6

86

  Service Hqs 72 5

0

84 13

0

114

88

77

  Other Joint 81 6

5

52 2

7

317

233

74

  Board Avg 69 4

3

69 4

3

1386

954

69

O–4 Joint Staff N/A N/A

N/A

N/A N/A

N/A

0

0

0

  JSO N/A N/A

N/A

N/A N/A

N/A

0

0

0

  Service Hqs 78 0

0

N/A N/A

N/A

9

7

78

  Other Joint 75 0

0

0 N/A

N/A

5

3

60

  Board Avg 78 4

19

78 4

19

1732

1353

78

NOTE:

CON = Considered; SEL = Selected

 

FY 1999 JOINT OFFICER PROMOTION RATES (Continued)

AIR FORCE JOINT OFFICER PROMOTION COMPARISONS

Table E–13
    ARE SERVING IN HAVE SERVED IN TOTAL IN ZONE



GRADE



CATEGORY

IN
ZONE
%

BELOW
ZONE
%

ABOVE
ZONE
%

IN
ZONE
%

BELOW
ZONE
%

ABOVE
ZONE
%



CON



SEL



%

O–8 Joint Staff 33 N/A

N/A

0 N/A

N/A

9

1

11

  JSO N/A N/A

N/A

N/A N/A

N/A

61

19

31

  Service Hqs 29 N/A

N/A

13 N/A

N/A

21

5

24

  Other Joint 0 N/A

N/A

0 N/A

N/A

5

0

0

  Board Avg N/A N/A

N/A

N/A N/A

N/A

93

28

30

O–7 Joint Staff 10 N/A

N/A

3 N/A

N/A

51

3

6

  JSO N/A N/A

N/A

N/A N/A

N/A

565

26

5

  Service Hqs 7 N/A

N/A

2 N/A

N/A

144

8

6

  Other Joint 1 N/A

N/A

3 N/A

N/A

229

4

2

  Board Avg N/A N/A

N/A

N/A N/A

N/A

1615

40

3

O–6 Joint Staff 86 12

25

55 4

0

47

34

72

  JSO 61 0

5

57 2

0

125

71

57

  Service Hqs 53 2

6

61 6

0

150

89

59

  Other Joint 47 2

4

34 2

17

204

84

41

  Board Avg 41 2

1

41 2

1

798

330

41

O–5 Joint Staff 95 5

0

N/A 0

0

19

18

95

  JSO N/A N/A

N/A

N/A 0

N/A

0

0

0

  Service Hqs 80 9

9

81 9

0

183

147

80

  Other Joint 71 4

6

59 2

4

386

262

68

  Board Avg 65 4

3

65 4

3

1817

1179

65

O–4 Joint Staff N/A N/A

N/A

N/A N/A

N/A

0

0

0

  JSO N/A N/A

N/A

N/A N/A

N/A

0

0

0

  Service Hqs 96 N/A

100

100 N/A

N/A

31

30

97

  Other Joint 86 N/A

100

80 N/A

0

27

23

85

  Board Avg 86 N/A

13

86 N/A

13

1953

1689

87

NOTE:

CON = Considered; SEL = Selected

 

FY 1999 JOINT OFFICER PROMOTION RATES (Continued)

MARINE CORPS JOINT OFFICER PROMOTION COMPARISONS

Table E–13
    ARE SERVING IN HAVE SERVED IN TOTAL IN ZONE



GRADE



CATEGORY

IN
ZONE
%

BELOW
ZONE
%

ABOVE
ZONE
%

IN
ZONE
%

BELOW
ZONE
%

ABOVE
ZONE
%



CON



SEL



%

O–8 Joint Staff 0 N/A

N/A

50 N/A

N/A

3

1

33

  JSO N/A N/A

N/A

N/A N/A

N/A

17

9

53

  Service Hqs 22 N/A

N/A

100 N/A

N/A

12

5

42

  Other Joint N/A N/A

N/A

N/A N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

  Board Avg N/A N/A

N/A

N/A N/A

N/A

22

10

46

O–7 Joint Staff 13 N/A

N/A

11 N/A

N/A

35

4

11

  JSO N/A N/A

N/A

N/A N/A

N/A

200

9

5

  Service Hqs 4 N/A

N/A

0 N/A

N/A

67

2

3

  Other Joint 6 N/A

N/A

3 N/A

N/A

76

3

4

  Board Avg N/A N/A

N/A

N/A N/A

N/A

490

15

3

O–6 Joint Staff 53 0

0

100 0

N/A

18

11

61

  JSO 40 0

0

50 0

0

31

13

42

  Service Hqs 25 0

0

50 0

0

38

15

40

  Other Joint 55 0

0

21 0

0

41

19

46

  Board Avg 44 0

0

44 0

0.01

207

92

44

O–5 Joint Staff 57 0

N/A

0 N/A

N/A

8

4

50

  JSO N/A N/A

N/A

N/A N/A

N/A

0

0

0

  Service Hqs 77 0

0

73 0

0.04

95

71

75

  Other Joint 81 0

7

78 0

0

78

63

81

  Board Avg 68 0

5

68 0

0.05

563

381

68

O–4 Joint Staff N/A N/A

N/A

N/A N/A

N/A

0

0

0

  JSO N/A N/A

N/A

N/A N/A

N/A

0

0

0

  Service Hqs 91 0

50

0 0

N/A

12

10

83

  Other Joint 100 N/A

N/A

N/A N/A

N/A

4

4

100

  Board Avg 84 0

12

84 0

0.12

788

658

84

NOTE:

CON = Considered; SEL = Selected

 

FY 1999 JOINT OFFICER PROMOTION RATES (Continued)

NAVY JOINT OFFICER PROMOTION COMPARISONS

Table E–13
    ARE SERVING IN HAVE SERVED IN TOTAL IN ZONE



GRADE



CATEGORY

IN
ZONE
%

BELOW
ZONE
%

ABOVE
ZONE
%

IN
ZONE
%

BELOW
ZONE
%

ABOVE
ZONE
%



CON



SEL



%

O–8 Joint Staff 0 N/A

N/A

50 N/A

N/A

16

7

44

  JSO N/A N/A

N/A

N/A N/A

N/A

22

7

32

  Service Hqs 22 N/A

N/A

67 N/A

N/A

18

8

44

  Other Joint 40 N/A

N/A

56 N/A

N/A

14

7

50

  Board Avg N/A N/A

N/A

N/A N/A

N/A

46

22

48

O–7 Joint Staff 22 N/A

N/A

6 N/A

N/A

110

10

9

  JSO N/A N/A

N/A

N/A N/A

N/A

411

11

3

  Service Hqs 7 N/A

N/A

1 N/A

N/A

260

12

5

  Other Joint 3 N/A

N/A

3 N/A

N/A

247

7

3

  Board Avg N/A N/A

N/A

N/A N/A

N/A

1249

35

3

O–6 Joint Staff 93 0

50

73 0

0

48

38

79

  JSO 25 0

0

69 0

13

110

67

61

  Service Hqs 56 3

14

64 1

11

115

61

53

  Other Joint 38 0

4

41 1

0

166

70

42

  Board Avg 47 1

11

47 1

11

792

375

47

O–5 Joint Staff 88 8

0

67 0

0

11

9

82

  JSO N/A N/A

0

N/A N/A

N/A

0

0

0

  Service Hqs 89 0

8

76 1

0

72

58

81

  Other Joint 71 3

9

76 14

0

164

120

73

  Board Avg 65 1

6

65 1

6

1164

759

65

O–4 Joint Staff N/A N/A

N/A

N/A N/A

N/A

0

0

0

  JSO N/A N/A

N/A

N/A N/A

N/A

0

0

0

  Service Hqs 60 0

33

100 0

0

16

12

75

  Other Joint 69 0

0

91 0

0

42

31

74

  Board Avg 69 14

19

69 14

19

1706

1178

69

NOTES:

The Navy conducted 45 separate promotion boards in competitive categories for grades O–6, O–5, and O–4 this fiscal year. For consistency purposes, they have been combined into one report.

CON = Considered; SEL = Selected

 

GENERAL AND FLAG OFFICERS HOLDING MULTIPLE POSITIONS

Table E–14

In accordance with the report requirements outlined in Section 721(d)(2), the following table reports the number of general and flag officers who have simultaneously held both a position external to that officer’s armed forces and another position not external to that officer’s armed forces.

Multiple Positions Counted as External to Their Armed Force

Commander in Chief, United States Space Command

Commander, Air Force Space Command

Commander in Chief, United States Transportation Command

Commander, Air Mobility Command

Director, Command Control Systems, J–6, United States Space Command

Director, Communications and Information, Air Force Space Command

Deputy Commander, Canadian NORAD Region

Commander, 722 Support Squadron, Air Combat Command

Assistant Chief of Staff, C/J–5, United Nations Command/Combined Forces Command/United States Forces Korea

Commander, Marine Forces Korea

Deputy Commander, Naval Striking and Support Forces, Southern Europe

Deputy Commanding General, Fleet Marine Force, Europe

Assistant Chief of Staff, J–3, United Nations Command/Combined Forces Command/United States Forces Korea

Assistant Chief of Staff, G–3, 8th Army

Assistant Chief of Staff, J–4, United Nations Command/Combined Forces Command/United States Forces Korea

Assistant Chief of Staff, G–4, 8th Army

Commander, United States Defense Forces, Iceland,
United States Atlantic Command

Commander, Fleet Air, Keflevik

Multiple Positions Counted as Internal to Their Armed Force

Member, Joint Chiefs of Staff

Chief of Staff, United States Air Force

Commander, Air Forces Central Europe

Commander, United States Air Forces in Europe

Commander, United States Forces Japan

Commander, 5th Air Force

Deputy Commander in Chief, United Nations Command Korea/Deputy Commander, United States Forces Korea

Commander, 7th Air Force

Commander, Allied Air Forces Southern Europe

Commander, 16th Air Force

Commander, Alaskan Command, United States Pacific Command

Commander, 11th Air Force

Director, Joint Command and Control Warfare Center

Commander, Air Intelligence Agency

Member, Joint Chiefs of Staff

Commandant of the Marine Corps

Member, Joint Chiefs of Staff

Chief of Staff, United States Army

Chief of Staff, United Nations Command/Combined Forces Command/United States Forces Korea

Commanding General, 8th Army

Member, Joint Chiefs of Staff

Chief of Naval Operations

Commander in Chief, Allied Forces, Southern Europe

Commander, United States Naval Forces, Europe

Commander, Naval Striking and Support Forces, Southern Europe

Commander, Sixth Fleet

Commander, Striking Fleet, Atlantic

Commander, Second Fleet

Commander, Submarine, Allied Command, Atlantic

Commander, Submarine Force, United States Atlantic Fleet

Commander, United States Naval Forces and Middle East Force/United States Central Command

Commander, Fifth Fleet

Commander, Maritime Air Forces, Mediterranean

Commander, Fleet Air Mediterranean

United States Pacific Command Representative, Guam

Commander, United States Naval Base Guam

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