Management improvement programs will be pursued with a
view toward correlating job requirements and personnel qualifications,
preventing non-essential or marginal employment, and maintaining the grade
requirement of each space consistent with the responsibility thereof.
Civilian personnel will be used in positions which do
not require military incumbentsfor reasons of law, training, security,
discipline, rotation, or combat readiness, which do not require a military
background for successful performance of the duties involved, and which do not
entail unusual hours not normally associated or compatible with civilian
Maximum stability of personnel assignment and minimum
rotation or turnover will be maintained to the extent consistent with
requirements of training readiness, and morale. Voluntary enlistment and
reenlistment will be emphasized and encouraged, in order to increase the level
of training, experience, and combat readiness of our forces, and minimize
Optimum performance, standards and discipline will be
sought at all levels. To this end, command authority will be maintained
commensurate with responsibility. Officer and noncommissioned officer
responsibility and prestige will be safe-guarded by avoidance of
over-centralization, over-supervision, or over-management.
No policy including fiscal policy will be established
without full evaluation of its effect on morale and effectiveness of
personnel. Manning levels of staffs, headquarters, attache posts, and similar
assignments will be maintained at lowest practicable levels.
Travel time and costs will be maintained at lowest
levels consistent with other requirements. The number of personnel in
non-available status will be held as low as feasible. Specifically, time
awaiting transportation, assignment, or trial will be minimized.
Indigenous personnel will be utilized to the maximum
extent practicable consistent with security and the necessity of maintaining a
high state of readiness.
Necessary steps will be taken to avoid all types of
dual staffing of positions.