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Military Officer Personnel Management: Key Concepts and Statutory Provisions : Congressional Research Service (CRS) , May 10, , 2016

May 10, 2016

Congressional Research Service (CRS)

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From the introduction: “In the past several years, senior policymakers in both Congress and the executive branch have proposed various changes to the way in which officers in the armed forces are managed, most notably with respect to assignment and promotion.1 Supporters of these proposals typically deem them to be essential to building a force that can meet the challenges of emerging strategic threats, such as cyberwarfare, and to compete with the private sector for talented individuals. Some of these proposed changes would require changes to law, including provisions enacted by the Defense Officer Personnel Management Act (DOPMA) and the Goldwater-Nichols Act (GNA).”

Authors - Kapp, Lawrence



Kapp, Lawrence


Congressional Research Service (CRS)


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